Monday 2 November 2015
Tune of the Day: Polly Peachum's Hornpipe
Traditional English tune
This old-style hornpipe in 3/2 time appears in Walsh's third volume of Lancashire tunes, called Lancashire Jigs, Hornpipes, Joaks, etc., published around the year 1730. The title refers to the character of Polly Peachum from John Gay's 1728 ballad opera The Beggar's Opera, but this tune does not appear to be part of the original music by Johann Christoph Pepusch.