Sheet Music: The Jolly Corkonian

TitleThe Jolly Corkonian
Alternate titlesThe Hills of Glenorchy
Braes of Glenurchie
Over the Hills
Old as the Hills
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-05-08
Last updated2022-05-08
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Sunday 8 May 2022

Tune of the Day: The Jolly Corkonian

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest known appearance of this jig under the title “The Jolly Corkonian” is in Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. In Irish Folk Music, O'Neill identifies the tune as “the original of the march the Scotch call ‛The Hills of Glenorchy’”; this is probably inaccurate, however, as the latter march appears in Scottish collections dating back to the early 1800s.