Tune of the Day: Jackson's Morning Brush
This is probably the most famous composition by the Irish gentleman musician and composer Walker “Piper” Jackson, who fashioned it around 1775. Jackson was a man of some wealth and land, who lived in a residence known as the Turret that commanded a magnificent view of the countryside. Sadly, a few years after Jackson's death it was struck by lightening, and has been in ruins ever since.
It has been speculated that the title “morning brush“ might refer to Jackson's love for foxhunting (“brush” is the name for the bushy, white-tipped tail of a fox), although some consider this theory a bit far-fetched.