The first tune is the House on the Hill. I think I've heard it called Miss Thornton's as well. I Think I first got it from a recording of Packie Duignan from Roscommon. My mis-spent late youth has probably corrupted my version of it since then. The second tune is called the Ashplant (I think). I know very little about this tune apart from approximately haw it goes (or how to spell "how" it would appear.
The correct title of the first reel is Miss Thornton. Hammy Hamilton mistakenly listed it as “The House on the Hill” when he recorded it with Paul McGrattan on “The Moneymusk,” and that caused further confusion. Or he might have got the wrong title from someone else.
Whatever it’s called, that’s a great flute tune, especially when played by good players like you. And thanks for reminding me of the tune. I obviously need to practise it again.
Hi and thanks for your comment. I’m aware of the “Miss Thornton’s” title for this tune (I mentioned this title in the note about the tune). I always used the “House on the Hill” title as my favourite version is the one I learned from a Packie Duignan from Arigna, Co. Roscommon (see comments on “The Rose in the Heather” for information I was given about that recording). I’ll edit the index to include both names.
All the best and thanks again for your interest.
The second tune is indeed ‘The Ashplant’