Sheet Music: Tatter Jack Walsh

TitleTatter Jack Walsh
Alternate titlesFather Jack Walsh
Tatther Jack Welsh
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-03-09
Last updated2023-03-09
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Thursday 9 March 2023

Tune of the Day: Tatter Jack Walsh

Traditional Irish jig

This tune has long been a popular session jig played under several names, although “Tatter Jack Walsh” is the most common one. The title derives from the Irish “An t‑Athair Jack Walsh”, Athair meaning ‛Father’, as in a Catholic priest.

The melody can be traced back to at least 1858, when it appeared in both R.M. Levey's First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland and in P.M. Haverty's One Hundred Irish Airs.