Thursday 9 June 2022
Tune of the Day: The Road to Lurgan
Traditional Irish jig
This tune is taken from Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. “The Road to Lurgan” is a member of a family of jigs mainly represented today in session play by “The Maid at the Spinning Wheel”. The oldest member of the family is probably The Wild Irishman, which can be found in English editions dating back to the mid-18th century.