Sheet Music: Bold Captain Freney

TitleBold Captain Freney
Alternate titlesBold Captain Freeney
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeE4–G#5
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-03-13
Last updated2012-03-13
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Categories
Celtic Music, Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 13 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Bold Captain Freney

Traditional Irish air and march

The James Freney of the title was a noted 18th-century Irish highwayman, who is still well remembered in Munster folklore. When he surrendered, the authorities feared executing him would make him a folk hero and lead to further disturbances, so in the end he was pardoned, and spent the evening of his life peacefully, as tide-waiter in New Ross. In this situation he always maintained a character for integrity and propriety, a favorite with all, both gentle and simple.