From Rose Murphy
Not entirely sure how to classify this tune. I’ve put it in as a barndance, as it has that feel about it. From the playing of Rose Murphy. This may be here under a different name. I’ve a feeling either “The House Band”, or somebody like “Buttons & Bows” recorded it. But maybe not – nice tune , anyway.
I was nearly right…
Yeah, it’s shown up as by "Patrick Street."
“The Whistler and His Dog” / “The Spitfire” ~ duplication
Submitted on November 26th 2002 by lazyhound.
Key signature: A Major
This had me in a quandry. I knew both the title and the tune, but not necessarily as ‘associated’ here. Geoff Wright just posted the tune I’d had in mind for the title, a two-step from the playing of Jimmy Shand and others… Now I can stop struggling with juggling thought fragments in an effort to find that thread of connection… ;-)
I prefer this melody in G, and, of course, swung…
It falls under ‘hornpipe’ in North America, but as happens with them, tends to be played flat out, without swing, as a reel…
The Baker’s reel
Only heard this as a reel. The version we play is from Ceol Rince but Gerry O’Connor has recorded a version from Canada and I’ve also seen it an American collection (Ryan’s Mammoth?).
There are several different tunes called "the Baker’s," including the one penned by Scott Skinner.