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The Silver Spear (Reel)

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The Standing Abbey (Hornpipe)

This is one of my favourites from Séamus Ennis' repertory of hornpipes.

Nothing much to say about it other than it's nice to play on the chanter, and the back D cut on the keyed high C natural on the repeat of the second part is fun (depending on yer reed, that is).

Ennis played it on the old LP 'The Pure Drop' which has been reissued along with 'The Fox Chase' as a double CD collection called 'The Best of Irish Piping' (Tara Music Co). Nice old tune.

Regards,

Harry.

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