Galway Jig, The


Accordionist Larry Gavin, a longtime friend, put this tune on tape for me a few years ago at his home in Tulla, County Clare. Larry is a repository of Irish music, and he raised this tune up from his deep well. Apparently the tune was played by members of the old Aughrim Slopes Céilí Band from County Galway back in the 1940s. Larry, together with East Clare fiddle player Micheál O'Rourke and piano accompanist Charlie Lennon, recorded this version of the tune especially for me. The tune may also be heard on their own CD recording Two Miles to Tulla in a set with 'The Plains of Mayo'.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries
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Gavin, Larry (accordion), O'Rourke, Micheál (fiddle), and Lennon, Charlie (piano), “The Galway Jig,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed March 22, 2018,