Flowery Hills of Scotland, The


According to Nicky McAuliffe, Michael Coleman and James 'Lad' O'Beirne, master fiddle players from County Sligo, recorded this reel on a 78 RPM recording machine in Mr. O'Beirne's home on November 5, 1941. I have not had the opportunity to hear that old recording, but Brendan Bulger's playing on this track reminds me of the lilt and swing of yet another County Sligo man's music, that of flute player Eugene Preston, from whom I learned the tune.


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Bulger, Brendan (fiddle) and Knox, Bill (guitar), “The Flowery Hills of Scotland,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 12, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/576.