Sheet Music: Bonnie Charlie

TitleBonnie Charlie
Alternate titlesBonny Charlie
King William of Orange
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2017-11-30
Last updated2017-11-30
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Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 30 November 2017

Tune of the Day: Bonnie Charlie

Traditional Scottish reel

The earliest appearance of this tune is in the 2nd volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, published in Glasgow in 1785. The same tune subsequently appeared under the title “King William of Orange” in the music manuscript collections of Lincolnshire musician Thomas Sands (1810) and Lancashire musician HSJ Jackson (1823).