In Irish dance, a reel is any dance danced to music in
reel time. In Irish stepdance, the reel is danced in
soft shoes and is one of the first dances taught to
students. There is also a treble reel, danced in hard
shoes to reel music.
Also known as The Boys Of The Lake, The Corkonian,
Merry Blacksmith, Paddy On The Railroad, The Peeler's
Cap & Sleigh Ride, "The Merry Blacksmith" was
originally written for mandolin with backup Guitar.
Although this work was originally written for mandolin,
I created this arrangement for Violin & Viola.