Sheet Music: Long John's Wedding

TitleLong John's Wedding
Alternate titlesPosga Sean Fada
Posad Seagan Fada
John Bain MacKenzie's Sister's Wedding
The Wedding of Fair John's Sister
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-10-22
Last updated2020-10-29
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Jigs, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 22 October 2020

Tune of the Day: Long John's Wedding

Traditional Irish tune

This jig is taken from Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in 1903. The oldest appearance of the tune is probably in the Patrick McDonald Collection of 1784, under the title “Posadh peathar In bhain” (“John Bain's Sister's Wedding”). The melody seems to be based on an old Scottish strain known as “My Home” (“Mo Dhachaidh”).

Scottish singer Belle Stewart's comic song “The Bonnie Wee Lassie frae Gourock” employs this tune, although it is an adaption of music hall star Harry Lauder's “Piper MacFarlane” (1906).