Sheet Music: The Pigeon On The Gate

TitleThe Pigeon On The Gate
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
RangeD4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2019-07-15
Last updated2019-07-15
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
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Monday 15 July 2019

Tune of the Day: The Pigeon On The Gate

Traditional Irish reel

This popular session tune is at least as old as the mid-19th century, for it was entered into the large music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper Canon James Goodman.

In Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922), Francis O'Neill remarks: “Altho' this splendid reel does not appear in the Bunting, Petrie or Joyce Collections, it was pretty generally known to the pipers and fiddlers of Chicago, hailing from the west, and south of Ireland and always by the same name.”