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).