Sheet Music: Barney Brallaghan

TitleBarney Brallaghan
Alternate titlesBlewitt's Jig
An Irish Lilt
Charming Judy Brallahan
ComposerJonathan Blewitt (1782–1853)
Also attributed toTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature9/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-02-14
Last updated2018-02-14
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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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.