These 3 Reels make a good set of tunes either for a dance or as ensemble practice and performance. In the latter case, they would be very suitable for KS4 and GCSE, being suitable for the Ensemble part of the current GCSE specifications.
The arrangement, though ultimately flexible, is for Flute 1, Flute 2 / Descant Recorder, Clarinet 1 in Bb, Clarinet 2 in Bb, Violin, Accordion / Piano / Guitar and Bass.
Quite by chance, all the titles start with the letter ‘B’: “Because he was a bonny lad”, “Buttered Peas” and “Babes in the Wood.”
These are lively tunes, written for dancing: enjoy!