Sheet Music: The Butchers' March

TitleThe Butchers' March
Alternate titlesThe Butcher's Jig
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
RangeG♮4–A5
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-01-12
Last updated2023-01-12
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Jigs, Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 12 January 2023

Tune of the Day: The Butchers' March

Traditional Irish tune

The earliest known appearance of this tune is in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, published in London in 1806. Collector Francis O'Neill recorded in 1913 that the tune was associated with a tradition of butchers performing a long dance on May Eve (April 30), an ancient festival which used to mark the beginning of summer.