1.0 Lillibullero

The tune Lillibullero has been going round and round in my head for AGES! It's such a lovely melody - allegedly written by Henry Purcell in the 1600s, but definitely first documented in the 1680s by English musician and publisher John Playford.

This is just a raw version I knocked together in a few minutes, but I think it could make a very nice string track ... if you agree, maybe I'll make it happen 🙂

There are actually lots of really great traditional English tunes from around that time. I think they often get overlooked because of the incredible strength of the Scottish and Irish fiddle traditions, but several melodies from that era that are really brilliant, IMHO.

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