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X:1 T:Untitled Jig T:Trip to Galway M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:P.W. Joyce - Ancient Irish Music (1873, No. 31) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dm G|A2D DED|c3 G2F|E2C CDC|E2F G2B| A2D DED|c3 d2e|f2d e2c|d3-d2:| e|fed a2d|fed a2d|e2c G2f|e2f g2e| fed a2d|fed a2d|e2^c A=B^c|d3-d2 e| fed a2d|fed a2d|e2cG2f|e2f g2e| fef a2f| g2e f2d|e2^c A=B^c|(d3[F2d2])||



TRIP TO GALWAY (Turas go Gaillim/Gaillimh). AKA and see "Come in from the Rain." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). D Minor (Cole/Ryan): E Dorian (Breathnach). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is a variant of “Hills of Glenorchy (1).” Paul de Grae finds earlier, untitled versions in P.W. Joyce's Ancient Irish Music (1873, No. 31) and Elias Howe's 1,000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867). Joyce gives the note: "This spirited tune has remained in my memory since I was a child" [ed. i.e. in the 1840's in County Limerick]; "and I could hardly help learning it, for it was a general favourite with fiddlers, pipers and dancers."

See also “Katy is Waiting.”


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 40, p. 21. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 53. P.W. Joyce (Ancient Irish Music), 1873; No. 31, p. 33 (untitled jig). O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 345, p. 71. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 83. Outlet 3002, Paddy Cronin "Kerry's Own Paddy Cronin" (1977).






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