Note many Irish players (starting with Michael Coleman's 1920s 78 disc)) double the second turn, adding variations as they go. Above are a couple more Coleman inspired variations.

Locally this 3 part reel has been played by many fiddlers including Johnny Wilmot, Robert Stubbert, Winston Fitzgerald and Buddy MacMaster. Today it continues to be popular amongst younger fiddlers. Although an Irish tune, it draws its inspiration from The Braes of Bushby a 4 part 18th century Scottish strathspey by John Bowie (see Jerry Holland Collection).

I first learned this tune from Johnny Wilmot (1916-93) a Cape Breton fiddler well versed in Cape Breton and Irish style. He had heard the 78 of Irish fiddler Michael Coleman. Over the years I have also heard many Cape Breton Scots play it (see Buddy MacMaster - The Judique Flyer - soundclip below). My setting is by necessity a composite.

Irish harpest Laoise Kelly plays a setting that suits her instrument beautifully ... though, because her variations involve position work, fiddlers might find it difficult.

Laoise Kelly

Michael Coleman 78

Buddy MacMaster

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