Sheet Music: The Devil To Pay

TitleThe Devil To Pay
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeE4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo172 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2019-05-28
Last updated2019-05-28
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Reels, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Tune of the Day: The Devil To Pay

Traditional Irish reel

This reel comes from the Rice-Walsh manuscript, a collection of music from the repertoire of the 19th-century Irish fiddler Jeremiah Breen.

The phrase “the devil to pay”, dating from the early 18th century, refers to the bargain formerly supposed to be made between a person and the devil, the former receiving extraordinary powers or wealth in return for their souls. It is still used today to indicate a huge amount of trouble.