Small Fox, Big Field


One of the young musicians featured in this collection and for whom I have much admiration is Eric Eid-Reiner. In his own words he tells us about his composition's title: 'This tune has nothing to do with hunting, despite what one might logically guess. I wrote this reel while waiting a long time for a taxi from a company with 'fox' and 'field' in its name. I observed several taxis from that company pass right by before mine finally arrived.' Since writing this tune in 2007, Eric has slightly revised the melody, which can be found in his book of original tunes and heard on a 2014 CD by The Moving Violations. The band members on that recording are Van Kaynor and Ron Grosslein on fiddles, Eric Eid-Reiner on piano, and Chuck Corman on bass.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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Eid-Reiner, Eric (piano) (composer), “Small Fox, Big Field,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 17, 2024,