Sheet Music: Walls of Enniscorthy

TitleWalls of Enniscorthy
Alternate titlesThe Merry Old Woman
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-07-01
Last updated2021-07-01
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Thursday 1 July 2021

Tune of the Day: Walls of Enniscorthy

Traditional Irish jig

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.