Sheet Music: The Figure of Three

TitleThe Figure of Three
Alternate titlesJackson's Punch Bowl
ComposerWalker ‘Piper’ Jackson (1716–1798)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-07-05
Last updated2021-07-05
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Monday 5 July 2021

Tune of the Day: The Figure of Three

Traditional Irish jig

This jig was composed by the famous 18th-century gentleman musician Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson, of the townland of Lisduan, County Limerick, Ireland. Jackson was one of the first Irish tune composers to have had their music published. “The Figure of Three” was part of the 13 compositions that were published by Samuel Lee in Dublin in the circa-1774 booklet Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes. The same tune appears in many later publications under the title “Jackson's Bowl of Punch”.