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    I'm still a bit new to this music. I really enjoyed picking out Jessamyn's Reel by Chris Thile, and now I discovered Amanda's Reel by Kenny Smith which I really enjoy.

    So far, Amanda's reel is a bit more work to get up to speed, but I want to sue it as a technique exercise and also add a few more reels to my practice routine.

    What are some of your favorites?

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    You could try this one, quite a good exercise: https://thesession.org/tunes/114
    -actually I quite like it as a hornpipe.

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    Pacific Slope as played by Patti Kusturok , a tune which I first heard as "Cambridge Hornpipe", played by Davy Tulloch, and goes by several other names too.

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    I prefer Waterworks Lamson, or a good old school click & Pawl.
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    Nothing finer than St. Ann's Reel. And believe me, she is. (Real that is)

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    Itsbynne Reel is a good one.

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    Real du Montreal. Yes a French Canadian fiddle tune while I'm watching the Montreal Canadians (le Habitants) in the Stanley Cup playoffs!
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    Irish chestnuts: Red-Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Wind That Shakes the Barley, Merry Blacksmith. Oh, and Drowsy Maggie.
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    The Masons Apron by The Dubliners or Brian McNeil.

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    Spootiskerry, Willafjord and The Barrowburn Reel. All great session favourites in my part of the world.
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    Chicken reel.

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    What I'd consider favorite reels is always in flux, as I get excited by new ones I'm learning and then let some old favorites fall off the back end of memory. Anyway, here are some favorites I've been playing a lot lately. None of these except maybe Beare Island are really local session standards (back when they were active), just tunes my fiddler S.O. and I enjoy playing:

    Irish: Beare Island, Seán Sa Cheo, The Nine Points of Roguery, The Cat that Ate the Candle.

    Scottish: Maggie's Pancakes, The J.B. Reel, Tarbolton Lodge, Ian Greene of Greentrax, Zeeto the Bubbleman, Prince Charlie.

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    Favourite reels, too many to list but here's a few: The Morning Thrush, The Caha Mountains, Farewell to London, Jimmy Batty's, The Holly Bush, Paddy Fahey's No.14, Love at the Endings, The Maple Leaf
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    With each key change I have a new favourite reel

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    Timour The Tarter
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    I recently found a new one to me on YouTube called “The Black Pig.” It’s my new favorite for now. Leaned to play it in a couple days.

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    There's multiple reels?

    I thought it was one reel with 36,000 different names.

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