Sheet Music: The Sailor's Bonnet

TitleThe Sailor's Bonnet
Alternate titlesHighlander's Bonnet
Bairéad an Mháirnéalaigh
Boinéad na tSeoltóra
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature2/2
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-01-25
Last updated2012-01-25
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Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 25 January 2012

Tune of the Day: The Sailor's Bonnet

Traditional Irish reel

The “Sailor’s Bonnet” is the third and last tune of a famous medley by Irish fiddler Michael Coleman, following “The Tarbolton” and “The Longford Collector”, frequently played at Irish sessions down to this day. The first part is often played single, and the second part doubled, totaling eight and sixteen bars, respectively.