Sheet Music: Young Francis Mooney

TitleYoung Francis Mooney
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2022-12-10
Last updated2022-12-10
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 10 December 2022

Tune of the Day: Young Francis Mooney

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest appearance of this jig is in Francis O'Neill's celebrated 1903 collection Music of Ireland. The title honors O'Neill's first-born grandson. When he retired from office in 1905 at the age of 57, there remained only four surviving daughters of his large family of five boys and five girls. Julia Ann O'Neill (1879-1971) married James Mooney in 1900. O'Neill delighted in his “stalwart grandsons,” as he wrote, “the Mooney brothers, Francis, James, William and Phillip, who have made their mark in the field of college athletics”.