Toss the Feathers
"Toss the Feathers" is a traditional Irish folk tune (a reel). It exists in several variations and in different keys, the most common being D Mixolydian and E Dorian. The tune has been adapted in over 200 modern compilations, including both traditional versions by individuals like Joe Cooley, Tony MacMahon, Mike "Razz" Russell and groups such as The Chieftains, and rock renditions such as that by The Corrs on their album Forgiven, Not Forgotten. Horslips adapted the core melody in their song Sword of Light.
There is also a radio program from Columbus, Ohio with the namesake which airs 4-6pm (ET) every Saturday. This program is broadcast through WCBE (a local NPR station streamed live for worldwide listening).
- Ng, Alan. "Irish Tune Info (search by tune name)".
- Two versions at The Session, and
- The Corrs performing Toss the Feathers on YouTube
- Toss the Feathers on TradTune.com