Also played in A minor.
The Tailor’s Thimble
Oisin Mac Diarmada and friends recorded this with Teada, but they did much better job with the Inishfree Ceili Band back in 2004: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/rams/30october.ram (the second tune on the set starting around 18:30)
From Céilí House Archive 2004: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/1015163.html
It seems the reel was popularised by the fiddle and flute duet playing of James Morrison and John McKenna. I haven’t got a chance to hear them play it together, but Harry Bradley and Paul O’Shaughnessy recorded a great version paying homage to the two maestros.
‘First part sounds like’…
Re: The Tailor’s Thimble
The first part sounds like the third part of Gravel Walk.