Thursday 14 January 2021
Tune of the Day: No Surrender
Traditional Irish march
The oldest known appearance of this tune is in a manuscript volume of Irish melodies compiled by Henry Hudson (Dublin, c. 1841). In Ancient Irish Music (Dublin, 1873), P.W. Joyce remarks:
It is printed in the Ordnance Memoir of Londonderry where, however, it is practically inaccessible to the general public, as that book is very scarce. It has long been appropriated as the marching tune of the yearly celebration of the shutting and opening of the gates of Derry.