Tune of the Day: Father O'Flynn
Despite the large number of Irish titles (“The Top of Cork Road”, “The Rollicking Irishman”, etc.), this tune is probably not Irish in origin but English, as English published versions (from 1778) predate the Irish (1798). As “The Yorkshire Lasses” it can also be found in English country dance collections. The title “Father O'Flynn” comes from popular lyrics written to this tune by Alfred Perceval Graves, first published in 1874.