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Miss Galvin’s

I learned Miss Galvin’s Hornpipe through various sessions, it is usually played after “Poll Ha’Penny” around Doolin, as Mary Bergin recorded them on her legendary album Feadóga Stáin. “Miss Galvin’s” is associated with Ellen Galvin, a fiddle and concertina player from West Clare.

I recorded this hornpipe with my friend JB Samzun on fiddle on our album Aughavinna. You can order the album here if you would like to support Tunes From Doolin (thank you!).

Also feel free to check out the video below where I play the tune on its own.

X:1
T:Miss Galvin’s
R:hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
d2cA GEFE|D2FA D2FA|d2cA G~E3|Bdef g2fe|
d2cA GEFE|DAFA DAFA|d2cA G~E3|(3Bcd ec d2de||
fgaf d2de|fgaf g2ag|fdec dcAG|(3Bcd ef g2fe|
fgaf d2de|fgaf g2ag|f2ec dcAG|(3Bcd ef g2fe||

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