Sheet Music: The Wild Irishman

TitleThe Wild Irishman
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeA4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-03-07
Last updated2021-03-07
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 7 March 2021

Tune of the Day: The Wild Irishman

Traditional English jig

This jig setting seems to predate the reel of the same name that has been quite popular in Ireland, at least in printed collections. All versions of this “Wild Irishman” appear to have developed from a melody printed by London music publisher Henry Playford in 1688, titled “Fourpence Ha'penny Farthing.”