The Merry Harriers
This is another quite different setting of the Merry Harriers https://thesession.org/tunes/1230
I think this is something like the version in O’Neills, and it’s got a different B-part to Altan’s version.
A Cup Of Tea
This is a Scottish pipe-tune - "A Cup Of Tea".
The first part of the tune is almost identical to what I learned as Flowers of Redhill some weeks ago. And I think the second part is very similar to the first part of Mick Hoy’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/1231 I don’t know, but maybe these three tunes have the same origin.
The Cup of Tea in melbays petercooper book is the other cup of tea, not this one. This tune, which is completely differsnt, is called the Cup of Tea Reel in Coles book, 1000 fiddle tunes printed in chicago in 1940 or so. Both tunes are great I think, both my cup of tea!
I’ve just noticed Vallely brothers from Armagh recorded a different version of the tune as "The Tinker’s Reel."
Also related to…
The Merry Sisters of Fate: https://thesession.org/tunes/623
Setting # 2: Na Reathaite Medhreatcha
Again a transcription of Paul Kelly’s playing, on the hurdy-gurdy this time. It can be heard on his album Trí Agus Trí.