Sheet Music: Miss Forbes' Return

TitleMiss Forbes' Return
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo160 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-12-13
Last updated2020-12-13
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (not so popular)
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Sunday 13 December 2020

Tune of the Day: Miss Forbes' Return

Traditional Irish tune

This tune appears in Chicago Police officer Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in 1922. O'Neill notes:

“Miss Forbes' Return” as noted by Humphrey Murphy in Sergt. James O'Neill's manuscripts differs not materially from “Miss Forbes' Farewell” as printed in Aird's Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs 1782–97. This strain is no less popular in Ireland than it is with Highland pipers everywhere. It may be claimed that Murphy's variant is more Irish in character than the original.