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Billy O’Rourke Is The Buachaill

I learned “Billy O’Rourke Is The Buachaill” from my friend Damian Werner, a great flute player from Hawaii who has been living in Co. Clare for many years. He played this tune at a session during the Corofin Trad Fest 2014. This jig also features the great album “Tunes In The Church”, played by Cormac & Cliodhna Begley under the name “P. Joe’s” in relation to PJ Hayes.

X:1
T:Billy O’Rourke Is The Buachaill
R:Jig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|:B2E EGE|DED DB,D|B2E EGE|c2c B2A|
B2E EGE|DED DB,D|EFG AFD|1 G3 G2A :|2 G3 G2D||
|:G2G BGG|dGG BGG|G2G BGG|c2c B2A|
G2G BGG|dGG BGG|d2d ded|c2c B2A:||

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