The Whistler of Rosslea (Reel)

This Ed Reavy composition was "handed up" by Patch Glennan, who got it from Oisín Mac Diamada. It's slightly different than the "canonical"
version transcribed by Joe Reavy which can be found in the collection "Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy"

McDermott's Handy

Note: While this sheet music is provided for reference and convenience, I would take it as a personal favour if you would find a local musician to teach it to you or a local session where you could hear it played. This will enable you to learn the phrasing and ornamentation for your instrument which generally is not notated here. The best way to learn Irish traditional music is by ear, by listening to and/or learning from a musician experienced in the genre. At the very least, you will want to memorize the tune so that this page would be superfluous. This version is a version that I played at the time I created this page; it may not be the same as the version I currently play, and it may not be the same as the version with which you are familiar. Go raibh maith agat; Thanks!

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