This collection of songs was written and arranged for Sir James Galway as concert pieces by David Overton, his longtime arranger. They are all based on some extent on traditional Irish Melodies. The first three are contrasting tunes: "Spinning Song," the beautiful slow melody "She moved through the fair," and the more up-tempo "Star of the County Down." Overton has been requested for writing for strings and for orchestra, which have been successful and have formed a regular part of Galway's concert repertoire. "Badinereelerie" is more light-hearted work, first written for Sir James Galway in 1984. Since then, he has been playing and counting a flute and orchestra. The surprising mixture of Bach (and Handel and others) with reels and Irish traditional tunes, and even a few English traditional tunes thrown in for good measure, has delighted audiences all over the world. The piece's rousing conclusion includes an optional switch to penny whistle, a practice that Galway writes, "I have always taken advantage of."