Saturday 20 May 2023
Tune of the Day: Pay the Reckoning
Traditional Irish jig
The earliest known appearance of this jig is in a music broadsheet published in Dublin around 1785 by Elizabeth Rhames, under the title “Jackson's Bottle of Punch”. Irish music collector Breandán Breathnach, however, thinks this is unlikely to be a composition of the famous 18th-century gentleman composer Walker ‘Piper’ Jackson. The title “Pay the Reckoning” first occurs in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (1806).