The first tune is a very well known reel first recorded by Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman. Grey plays it here in an unusual fashion, slowly and in the key of B-flat, using only the windy sounds of the flute and harmonium. The second tune is a composition of Grey’s. He wrote it in the uncommon mode of F Dorian which lends it a haunting character and places it in a low, rich register on the instrument. Grey plays both tunes on a D Irish flute.
Grey: Irish flute and harmonium, field organ; Paddy: guitarThe Wind that Shakes the Barley/Dusk Among the Willows