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The Salamanca (Reel).

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Well, I couldn't let International Uilleann Piping Day pass without putting up a tune. So here's one of my piping favourites, and one of the first tunes I ever learned, by way of celebration.

This is pretty much after Seamus Ennis' iconic version, with a few shades of Tommy Reck maybe. The inverted Ennis cran-type thingies really do something for the rhythm of the first part. This is one of those tunes that really seemed to show off the main features of Ennis' approach.

Happy piping!

Harry.

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Poll Ha’penny (Hornpipe)

This is an oldie. It's also played as an air and a set dance. I have Clancy and Touhy in my ear when I think of it, and the transcription in Ceol an Phíobaire that brought it to mind is based on Touhey's recording.

I've recorded this on the new recording gear; so I'm still getting used to it, as you can probably hear. You might have noticed the nice, new header up there too (thanks to Édain for that!) Upgrading my account with Podbean allows me to make these little improvements. More to follow.

This will likely be my last entry for a while as I have to go off touring for a month soon. I hope to be back in action here around the middle of next month.

Regards,

Harry.

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