Sunday 25 July 2021
Tune of the Day: Hartigan's Fancy
Traditional Irish jig
The earliest known appearance of this tune in print is in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies, published in Chicago in 1903. O'Neill says this jig was unpublished and “new to us”, at least in the “Hartigan” form, prior to obtaining it from his source John Carey, a native of Limerick.