Sheet Music: Doctor O'Neill

TitleDoctor O'Neill
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-08-06
Last updated2021-08-06
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 6 August 2021

Tune of the Day: Doctor O'Neill

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 that the tune “created a sensation” when introduced to Chicago traditional musicians and dancers (“who had never heard” it before) by the elderly fiddler Edward Cronin, originally from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary. O'Neill thinks it “quite probable” the melody had originally been a clan march.