Sheet Music: The Silken Wallet

TitleThe Silken Wallet
Alternate titlesIs it Silk that's in Your Bag, My Boy?
Is it Silk that's in Your Wallet?
Is Your Wallet Made of Silk?
An Sioda Ata id' Bhalluit, a Bhuachaill?
An Síoda 'thá ad Bhalluit?
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo96 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-04-10
Last updated2023-04-10
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
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Monday 10 April 2023

Tune of the Day: The Silken Wallet

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest known appearance of this tune is in the mid-19th-century music manuscripts of Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman, under the title “An Síoda 'thá ad Bhalluit?” (“Is it silk that's in your wallet?”). It was then printed with the English title “Is it Silk that's in Your Bag, My Boy?” in R.M. Levey's 2nd collection of The Dance Music of Ireland (London, 1873).