The Irish Marche
Here is a 16th-century tune as arranged by Planxty.
This tune was composed by William Byrd (1543-1623) for virginals or harpsichord; it it to be found in “My Ladye Nevells Booke” under the title “The Irishe marche” which is the last part of a piece called “The Battle”. The original score is in C major and in 4/2.
Great piece that I used to play on the harpsichord.
Re: The Irish Marche
Stunning. I just listened to Liam Ó Flinn play it (YouTube).
Margo McGeeney has a CD of 16th to 18th century harpsichord music, including some Byrd pieces. Mayby some piper will feel inspired by the spirit of Liam to have a go at transposing other pieces from harpsichord to uilleann pipes.