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Gallowglass (The)

I learned this beautiful jig, “The Gallowglass”, from my friend Adam Shapiro. Adam is an amazing fiddle player from South Africa who has been living in Clare for many years and is a member of The Fiddle Case. I also associate this tune with another friend of mine, Kirsten Alstaff, who recorded this jig on her first solo album. It actually gave the name to the album as well.

X:1
T:Gallowglass, The
R:jig
M:6/8
K:Ador
B|:cBA eBd|cAA A2B|cBA efg|dBG GAB|
cBA eBd|cea e2d|cBA GAB|1 cAA A2B:|2 cAA A2e||
aga e2d|cAA A2B|cBA efg|dBG G2e|
aga e2d|cAA e2d|cBA GAB|cAA A2e|
~a3 e2d|cAA A2B|cBA efg|dBG G2e|
aeg fdB|ecA BGE|ABc dBe|cAA A2B||

3 thoughts on “Gallowglass (The)”

  1. This Jig when played slowly is the same as Nathaniel Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Brother
    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas play it wonderfully on their albim “A highlander’s Farewell”

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