Sheet Music: The Basket of Turf

TitleThe Basket of Turf
Alternate titlesThe Creel of Turf
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-10-17
Last updated2021-10-17
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Sunday 17 October 2021

Tune of the Day: The Basket of Turf

Traditional Irish jig

The first known appearance of this jig is in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883. Also known as “The Creel of Turf”, this tune is sometimes played in Dorian mode (by adding a C# to the key signature), and sometimes with its parts reversed.