Sheet Music: The Fingalians' Dance

TitleThe Fingalians' Dance
Alternate titlesThe Fingallian Dance
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo192 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-02-23
Last updated2021-02-23
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Dance tunes, Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Tune of the Day: The Fingalians' Dance

Traditional Irish tune

The earliest known appearance of this tune is in Burk Thumoth's Twelve English and Twelve Irish Airs, published in London in 1743.

The name of the tune may come from a poem called “The Fingallian Dance”, written around 1650. Fingallian is an extinct language formerly spoken in the county of Fingal, Ireland. It is thought to have been an offshoot of Middle English, which was brought to Ireland during the Norman invasion, and was extinct by the mid-19th century.