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).