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MICHAEL PRESTON'S. AKA and see "Fred Finn's (2)," "Fred Finn's No. 2," "Mike Preston's Reel," "Preston's Reel," "Peter Horan's." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Michael Preston is the name of two famed Irish flute players, father and son. Michael Preston Sr. was a flute player from Ballymote, County Sligo, who worked for the Irish railroad and eventually settled in County Clare. His son Michael was born in Ballymote in 1926, and joined the Tulla Ceili Band in 1952, playing with them a decade before emigrating to Boston in 1962. He moved to the Bronx, New York, a few years later.
Source for notated version: flute player and piper Tommy Hunt (b. 1908, Lissananny, Ballymote, County Sligo) [Flaherty].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1986; No. 104. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; pg. 129.
Recorded sources: Coleman Center CD CC004, Michael Hurley, Mairead Hurley & Jim Corry - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo").
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info