Sheet Music: The Medal

TitleThe Medal
Alternate titlesLord Eglington's Hornpipe
Ross's Hornpipe
ComposerTraditional Scottish
Also attributed toTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo144 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-11-29
Last updated2018-11-29
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Hornpipes, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 29 November 2018

Tune of the Day: The Medal

Traditional Scottish/Irish hornpipe

The earliest appearance of this tune is as “Lord Eglington's Hornpipe” in James Alexander's Fifty New Scotch & Irish Reels and Hornpipes, published in London around 1825. The same tune can also be found, with the title “Ross's Hornpipe”, in the mid-19th century manuscripts of Irish musicologist James Goodman. The title “The Medal”, probably of American origin, is first used in Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances, published in New York in 1905.