Saturday 14 August 2021
Tune of the Day: Walls of Liscarroll
Traditional Irish jig
The earliest known appearance of this modal jig is in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903.
The town of Liscarrol is located in the Irish county of Cork, about halfway between the cities of Limerick and Cork, and dates from the early Middle Ages. There is a ruined castle there to which the title may refer, or it may perhaps reference a battle that occurred at Liscarroll in the 17th century.