A failed experiment: I wondered what this tune would sound like sorta hornpiped up.
I don't think it works, but here it is.
I concur in that judgement...
I think it works...the result just isn't a hornpipe.
For me such an alteration would "work" if really adds something to the tune - which it doesn't in this particular case IMO. Its main virtue seems to be that particular "Schottische" flow which gets obviously lost in that horn-pimping...
If you want to try that though the first TOM, Firey Clockface, works pretty well as a waltz, a strathspey, and sort of even as a reel.
I might try that myself, but... maybe you'd like to record (or even have recorded) it, and provide us with the file?
Regarding a successful transformation of a given tune into a waltz the apparently common (in the UK) version of "The Star of the County Down" (which Adrian thankfully made me aware of) might well serve as an example IMO.
Haven't recorded it, but did play through the tune several ways on the whistle sitting next to the computer. I'm up to my elbows in alligators, but sill see what I can do in the next week or so.