Wednesday 14 February 2018
Tune of the Day: Barney Brallaghan
Traditional Irish slip jig
According to Alfred Moffat (Minstrelsy of Ireland, 1897), this air was composed by English organist Jonathan Blewitt, who, at the time of its composition, between 1811–14, was musical director of the Theatre Royal, Dublin. It was most likely first produced as a jig for stage dancing, and was later set to the words “Barney Brallaghan's Courtship” by Thomas Hudson.