Sunday 2 September 2018
Tune of the Day: Johnny with the Queer Thing
Traditional Irish reel
This reel was collected by Chicago Police captain Francis O'Neill around the turn of the 20th Century, and published in his 1903 collection Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies. In his later collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, O'Neill compares the first part of this tune with that of the more famous “The Arkansas Traveler”.