Garrett Barry’s Reel

Here's a good reel, or at least it was until I blew it down a hole in a piece of blackwood.

It used to get a dryer journey courtesy of Wille Clancy and prior to that, Garrett Barry who was a piper from the generation before Willie Clancy's.

I've been raiding the track listings of a few Willie Clancy records lately.  Stealing tunes from piping records is usually a good way of getting flute tunes owning to pipers' reluctance to pick tunes in funny keys.  They've enough to be getting on with keeping all their plumbing in some sort of order.

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  • John

    Thank you for making this lovely reel available here. After learning it, I went to your jigs list and learned Garrett Barry’s jig. It is also such a beautiful tune and very popular down Clare way. Your site is a marvellous resource for flute players and thanks so much again for providing it.

    May 27, 2007 at 11:45 pm
  • Mary

    Hello - finally able to listen as I have broadband … Used to buffer for hours. Great to hear this one, half learnt years ago, but it faded away. Lovely tune which will be sneaked back into session. Ta

    Mar 14, 2008 at 11:24 am