The Beauty Spot (reel)

As with a lot of apparently simple tunes, there are lots of variations of this reel.  This is in danger of not being any of them.

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The Stack of Barley (hornpipe)

Here's a very common hornpipe. I'm sorry about the sound. I listened back to it (I normally don't) and it sounds as if I recorded it in a particularly cavernous public lavatory. May it was the same one in which some 1970s record companies used to record their traditional music LPs.

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The Stage Hornpipe

I've been asked to try this one.  Well, at least I tried.  I sort of learned it once off a Michael Coleman record but I don't have that record any more so I'm relying on memory; never a wise move in my case.

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The Monaghan Jig

Maybe safer with the twig if time is an issue.

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The Antrim Rose (reel)

Here's yet another reel. It differs from the others which I've posted in that it is called "The Antrim Rose" while they are not. I am currently sitting in said county with a thorny, fragrant flower of the genus rosa within 8 feet of me. I don't think that has anything to do with this choice of tune though. There are plenty of other things even closer to hand than roses but I'm not about to play "The Dirty Mug".

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Colonel Rodney’s Reel

I'm sorry about the clicky G# key in this one.  I think my fingers may need a drop oil too.

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The Tempest (reel)

Here's a slightly dry-mouthed and dry-fluted go at "The Tempest".  My mouth is now so dry after playing it that I can't even type any more nonsense about it.

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