The Old Wife of the Mill Dust

This tune is traditional.  It is believed it was written in the early 1700s.

Apparently Old Wife in this context is slang for spider.

Another title speaks of Sacred Women of the Mill.

I recorded each part individually on a practice chanter, whereas I recorded the entire tune on kitchen pipes.


Tune in its entirity:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6