The Gallowglass Jig | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

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||

2 thoughts on “Gallowglass (The)”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Maho Snaps (The)

“The Maho Snaps” is a lovely little jig that I got from Terry Bingham during the Russell Memorial Weekend a few years back. I believe Terry got this tunes from Cathal McConnell, the flute player with The Boys Of The Lough.

Read More »

Dever The Dancer

I learned “Dever The Dancer” from Lorraine Hickey and Kevin Rowsome, who recorded this lovely slip jig on one of the Irish Folk Festival’s compilation CDs. I used to listen to these albums quite a lot when I was working in Magnetic Music Café, which my very first job in Doolin back in 2006. I actually met Kevin Rowsome at the Russell Memorial Weekend in 2020, a true gentleman a wonderful piper.

Read More »

Old John’s

“Old John’s” has been one of my favourite jigs for many years. I learned it from a recording of Tommy Peoples and also associate it with Tony MacMahon, the great accordion player from Clare.

Read More »
Recent Comments