Thursday 18 February 2016
Tune of the Day: Looney MacTwolter
Traditional English tune
The title of this tune refers to a favorite Irish comic character for the musical farce The Review, or the Wags of Windsor by George Colman Jr., first produced in 1800. It was one of Colman's favorite works, and was frequently staged in Britain, Ireland and America in the first half of the 19th century.
The present setting is taken from White's Unique Collection, published in 1896.