Thursday 8 April 2021
Tune of the Day: The Petticoat
This catchy jig of unknown provenance appears in the 3rd volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, published in Glasgow in 1788.
It is worth noting that in the 16th to mid-19th centuries the term “petticoat” referred to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bodice or jacket. Unlike more recent versions, these petticoats were not underwear, as they were made to be seen.