Irish Washerwoman

From Wind Repertory Project
Nathan Daughtrey

Nathan Daughtrey

Subtitle: From The Celtic Xylophone

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folk song
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Solo Xylophone
Flute I-II
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Concert Tom
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Irish Washerwoman is one of the most well-known and beloved Irish jigs. This arrangement for solo xylophone and concert band originally appeared in a collection of Irish tunes for xylophone and marimba trio, titled The Celtic Xylophone, Book 1 (CAP 11640). It is the perfect showpiece for a percussionist wanting to display his or her two-mallet keyboard technique.

- Program Note from publisher

The Irish Washerwoman is a traditional Irish jig whose melody is familiar to many people in Ireland, the British Isles, and North America. It repeats its refrain several times, sometimes by gradually increasing in tempo until being played very fast before coming to a sudden stop.

This jig was incorporated as the first movement of the Irish Suite: The Irish Washerwoman, a collection of traditional tunes arranged for orchestra by American composer [[Leroy Anderson in 1946.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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