Tune of the Day: The Yellow Hair'd Laddie
This very popular Scottish air dates at least to the early 18th century. It was the vehicle for quite a few songs in ballad operas, and also saw service as a retreat march (signalling the end of the day's duties) in the British military. It was even used by Johann Christian Bach as the theme for the third movement of his Harpsichord Concerto in B-flat major, Op.13, No. 4.
The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in Philadelphia in 1833.