Sheet Music: The Young May Moon

TitleThe Young May Moon
Alternate titlesThe Dandy O
Irish Air from Robin Hood
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyG major
RangeG4–C6
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-05-23
Last updated2018-05-23
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Categories
Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Tune of the Day: The Young May Moon

Traditional Irish air, arranged for two flutes

This flute duet is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833. The tune appears in a number of English and Scottish music manuscripts and printed collections of the early 19th century, but the earliest appearance of the melody was printed as “Irish Air from Robin Hood” in Thompson's Hibernian Muse (1786).

The title “The Young May Moon” comes from a song set to the tune by Thomas Moore and published in his Irish Melodies.