Firstly, I apologise to all pipers, whistle and keyless flute players (except any flash gits who can play it anyway). Not to be confused with the popular dance of the 1920s(? - excuse my historical ignorance), this a mighty infectious little number composed by London-born piano-box player Tommy Keane (who now resides in New York, I believe). I like to lean liberally into that open e-string in the first bar-and-a-half - I don’t know how traditional that is, but it works for me.
This was composed by Jimmy Keane, the piano accordion player, now living in Chicago, and who frequently plays with Mick Moloney & Robbie O’Connell and they recorded it on "There were Roses" Album. It is also commonly known as Jimmy Keane’s.
Jimmy plays with a number of others, including Bohola.
Note from the album There were Roses : "Embarrased at not having a title for it, we christened it during a live public radio broadcast from Charleston, West Virginia."
Shame on me! I got the composer’s name AND the place where he lives wrong. Well, his name’s only two letters different, and the city’s in the same country.
Link to iTunes track of Jimmy Keane himself playing this (fabulous stuff)!!!