Here's a reel which works very well on the flute. Someone once described to me how to play reels in 'G' in the flute; you hold down the top 3 fingers, blow into the hole provided for blowing into, and slap the other 3 fingers down on their allotted holes in time to the tune. That's what I've done here.
Is this the tune Mary?
I had to do a search for this name. The version I found on the internet isn't quite the same as this but here's how I learned it. I never knew it came from a leporid.
Between being coursed, accused of insanity and having their feet cut off to make tunes, they get a fairly raw deal.
Hopefully its a friendly "friendly visit" and not a "friendly" "friendly visit".
It think it's really just a hornpipe. I've taken to recording tunes in bulk and then putting them on a few at a time. There's a danger that this might lead to tunes going on more than once as my tracking system doesn't exist yet. There could even be ones that don't get on at all (they must be the good ones). Hope this one isn't a twin in any case. Safe enough about the "good one" thing.
This reel is often known as "Paddy Carty's Reel". I think he called it "The Day I Met Tom Moylan" but I may well be wrong. I thing the mice must have eaten most of my record collection and I haven't been able to find my Paddy Carty record to check.
I'm not sure how close this version is.