Some time ago a friend played me a tune written by Seamus Ennis, a tune called "Easter Snow". I took the version from YouTube, put it up in Audacity, then listened to it, examined it phrase by phrase, note by note, to try to understand it. The surface of Pipe Music rejects your attention; it swats it away. My attention bounces off it - "what IS that noise? " - but hours of repeated detailed listening revealed a beauty of a tune. I put what I could make of it into DADGAD. A simple arrangement of a stately melody. I love playing it.
Guitar player and street musician in Glasgow for many years.