Sheet Music: Cucanandy

Alternate titlesCuaichin Aindi
The Whistling Thief
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature9/8
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2012-03-21
Last updated2012-03-21
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Wednesday 21 March 2012

Tune of the Day: Cucanandy

Traditional Irish slip jig

This two-part slip jig in the key of E Dorian is also known under the alternate title “The Whistling Thief”, which comes from a song set to the air by the 19th-century songwriter Samuel Lover. The title “Cucanandy” derives from a lilt meant for baby-dandling, sung by Elizabeth Cronin on a 1951 Seamus Ennis recording: “Cuc, cucanandy, cucanandy, O.”