This is a traditional irish reel of undetermined
origin. The reel is a folk dance type as well as the
accompanying dance tune type. In Scottish country
dancing, the reel is one of the four traditional
dances, the others being the jig, the strathspey and
the waltz, and is also the name of a dance figure.
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.
I created this arrangement for flute at the request of