Notes from the arranger
This collection of folk songs was arranged in six weeks for a CD recorded in 1987 by Tommy Reilly, harmonica, and Skaila Kanga, harp. It has been re-issued on the Chandos ‘Collect’ label (CHAN 6643) to commemorate Tommy Reilly’s death in the autumn of 2001, and makes a very fine companion to this published collection.
Many friends have requested copies of this music over the years so I have decided to adapt the songs for flute (or violin or oboe) and harp. They can be played in any chosen group of songs as a suite or individually. A small group of the pieces are suitable for the clarsach.
I dedicate this volume to Tommy Reilly.