Sunday 3 May 2015
Tune of the Day: The Plough Boy
Traditional English tune, arranged for two flutes
This traditional English reel is also known as “The Curly-Headed Ploughboy”. Back in the 1950s, when the BBC used traditional tunes to introduce programs, this particular tune was used to introduce an early-morning market report for farmers.
The present arrangement for two flutes appeared in Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.