Sliabh Russell (jig) (Slieve Russell) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

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Sliabh Russell

Sliabh Russell (or “Slieve Russell”) is a well known jig all over Ireland. I learned this tune from my friend Tom Delany. It was also recorded on many albums, such as Hugh & Colm Healy’s “Macalla na hÓige”, one of my favourite albums.

X:1
T:Sliabh Russell
M:6/8
L:1/8
R:jig
K:Ador
|:eAA Bcd|eaf ged|edB c2A|BAG ABd|
eAA Bcd|eaf ged|edB cBA|BAG ABd:||
|:eaa efg|agf g2g|eaa efg|fed e2e|
a2a efg|agf g2d|edB cBA|BAG ABd:||

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