Tune of the Day: Walls of Enniscorthy
This jig appears in Francis O'Neill's collection Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, published in Chicago in 1922. O'Neill remarks: “An excellent setting of a Double Jig as played by Delaney, Early, and McFadden, and of which the above is a popular variant that was printed for the first time in the O'Neill Collections 1902–09 and named ‘The Merry Old Woman’.”
Enniscorthy is the name of a relatively large town in County Wexford, south-eastern Ireland. Its castle, an imposing Norman stronghold, dates from 1205.