Tuesday 6 October 2020
Tune of the Day: The Hibernian Jig
Traditional Irish tune
This tune appears in the fifth volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, first published in 1797. Although it is usually called a jig, tune collector Francis O'Neill (1922) remarked that “its emphatic swing and antique cadences proclaim this spirited strain a march”.