Sheet Music: No Surrender

TitleNo Surrender
Alternate titlesGates of Derry
Old Derry March
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
RangeD4–G5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-01-14
Last updated2021-01-14
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Marches, Traditional/Folk

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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.