Bats on the Boyne

A hop reel dedicated to my favourite New Zealand band ‘The Bats’. There’s a subtle influence from The Bats’ music in this tune.

The ‘Boyne’ reference betrays the fact that this tune was incorporated into an orchestral piece called ‘Oriel Suite’, which was commissioned by the Oriel Traditional Orchestra with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland. Premiere on 8th April 2022 at Feile Patrick Byrne in Castleblaney, Monaghan, Ireland.