Sheet Music: Jackson's Bottle of Claret

TitleJackson's Bottle of Claret
Alternate titlesJackson's Mistake
The River Cree
ComposerWalker ‘Piper’ Jackson (1716–1798)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-06-27
Last updated2021-06-27
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Dance tunes, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 27 June 2021

Tune of the Day: Jackson's Bottle of Claret

Traditional Irish jig

This jig is attributed to the famous 18th-century gentleman musician Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson, of the townland of Lisduan, County Limerick, Ireland. Its earliest appearances are in Cooke's Selection of the Present Favourite Country Dances for the Year 1796 and in Morris Hime's Second Collection of Favorite Country Dances (Dublin, 1796).

In Cooke's collection the tune appears under the title “The River Cree”, which is the name of a Scottish country dance, still popular, named for the River Cree in Dumfries and Galloway. A number of jigs are played for the dance medley, although it most often starts with “Jackson's Bottle of Claret”.