Friday 14 May 2021
Tune of the Day: Paddy the Weaver
Traditional Irish jig
This melody was first printed in the 3rd volume of James Aird's A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1788) as “Basket of Oysters”, with the alternate title of “Pady [sic] the Weaver”. In this first appearance, the melody was actually set in E minor, but the major mode became rather prevalent in subsequent publications.