A Final Fling

A Final Fling was written at the request of David Childs for a CD recording with a Celtic theme, which he released in 2007. Most of the repertoire had already been settled, but David needed something short and fiery to contrast with the slower numbers on the CD and which he could also use as an encore piece.

The phrase ‘a final fling’ means a last quick effort at doing something and seemed an ideal title for an encore; also, a fling is a type of Scottish Highland dance, which tied in with the Celtic theme, even though the piece is perhaps more Irish in character.

A light-hearted piece, A Final Fling starts in the mood of a folk dance and quotes from The Irish Washerwoman before flying to a close.