Sheet Music: The Runaway Bride

TitleThe Runaway Bride
Alternate titlesThe Rinaway Bride
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2023-11-04
Last updated2023-11-04
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
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Saturday 4 November 2023

Tune of the Day: The Runaway Bride

Traditional Scottish/Irish jig

This tune was originally the air to a song from the 5th volume of James Johnson's Scots Musical Museum (1797) called “The Rinaway Bride”. The song was supposedly given to one of the editors of the series, Stephen or William Clarke, by a Roxburghshire gentleman.

The present jig is the Irish version of the song's melody, taken from Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903.