This is a Niel Gow tune originally recorded in B flat entitled "Whiskey welcome back again". Was whisky spelled the Irish way back then? It appears to have been according to the written version in "The Gow Collection of Scottish dance music".
the tune was written to celebrate the fact that the distilling of whisky was permitted once again in 1801. The more famous tune "Farewell to whisky" was written when distilling had been previously banned. cheers. 🙂
I meant to say "oiginally *written* in B flat". It might well have been recorded in this key but not by Niel Gow, 🙂