“The Lilting Banshee” is a very common session jig and it was the second tune I ever learned. My friend Stéphane taught it to me on tin whistle during my first summer in Doolin, back in 2006.
I learned “Hold The Reins” from a session recording I made of a nice evening in Hotel Doolin back in 2008 with my friend Stéphane, Yvonne Casey and Terry Bingham. It was also recorded by accordion and concertina player from Chicago John Williams, who has spent a lot of time in Doolin over the years. It is also called “The Dublin Lads”.