Sheet Music: Charlie Stewart

TitleCharlie Stewart
Alternate titlesPrince Charles
French Fancy Dance
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-09-13
Last updated2023-09-13
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 13 September 2023

Tune of the Day: Charlie Stewart

Traditional Irish jig

One of the earliest appearances of this jig, under the title “French Fancy Dance”, is in the 1859 music manuscript collection of amateur musician M.E. Eames, who judging from some of the tune names in the collection probably lived in Philadelphia. As “Prince Charles”, the melody also appears in the manuscript collection of Irish clergyman and piper James Goodman (1828–1896).

The familiar title “Charlie Stewart” was probably introduced by Francis O'Neill in his popular early-20th-century Irish music collections.