Alisdair MacAlisdair/ The Monaghan Twig/ The Piper on Horseback/ The Lads of Laois

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Strathspey and reels: A mixture of Irish and Scottish origins with these tunes.

Alisdair MacAlisdair is found in various Scottish collections, including the Fraser Collection of the early 19thC which included tunes collected in the early 18thC.

The Monaghan Twig is a reel version of this tune that I learned from Belfast sessions with The Piper on Horseback, which may take its name from "Piper" Jackson, who composed and collected many tunes in the 18thC.

The Lads of Laois is an Irish reel that is known in Scotland as The Lads of Leith.


from Coldstream Road, released July 3, 2012
Gordon Turnbull: D whistle
Production: Gordon Turnbull
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Traditional flute and whistle player, teacher, music leader. Not always in that order.

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