Yellow Wattle (2)
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"Yellow Wattle" has also been called "Jackson's Yellow Twigg," invoking the name of Walker "Piper" Jackson, of Lisduan, Balligarry, County Limerick, who died in 1798. More tunes have been attributed to him than he could possibly have written, so the thinking goes, and this tune would seem to predate him. "Jackson's Yellow Twigg" was mentioned in a list of tunes played by Isaac Isaacs, a German-born Jewish hammered dulcimer player of some renown in Dublin in the late 18th century
- Abeyta et al, Drawing from the Well, 2010, p. 17.
- Further information can be found in Seán Donnelly, "A German Dulcimer Player in Eighteenth-Century Dublin", Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Spring, 2000), pp. 77-86