Sheet Music: The Road to Lurgan

TitleThe Road to Lurgan
Alternate titlesTha Maid at the Spinning Wheel
The Wild Irishman
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2022-06-09
Last updated2022-06-09
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Categories
Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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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.