Margaret Lawrie's Galliard


Margaret Lawrie wrote this third and final tune that she and Michael Burnham recorded for this collection. It may also be heard on their own CD Bygone Days, a recording dedicated to Meg's grandfather, fiddle player Michael Cullen from County Roscommon. The tune is based on the gaillarde, or gagliarda, a dance form which was popular in continental Europe in the sixteenth century. Margaret also told me that the galliard was popular in England, but not so with The Birmingham Céilí Band of which she was a member!


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Burnham, Michael (violin) and Lawrie, Margaret (piano) (composer), “Margaret Lawrie's Galliard,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 24, 2024,