The Wild Irishman reel

Also known as The Glenties.

There are 67 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with O’Rourke’s (lots of times), The Arkansas Traveler (a few times), The Boys Of Malin (a few times), The Coalminer’s (a few times) and Duncan Davidson’s (a few times).

The Wild Irishman has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Wild Irishman has been added to 310 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Wild Irishman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2fd gefe|dfed cdec|d2fd gefd|g2fe dcBc|
d2fd gefe|dfed cdeg|~f3d ~g3e|cdec dcdf:|
|:edcB ABcd|eA~A2 eAfA|edcB A2de|fgfe dcdf|
edcB ABcd|eA (3AAA eAfA|edcB ~A3e|fgfe d3c:|
X: 2
T: The Wild Irishman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2fa gefd|Adfd Acec|d2fa gefd|fgec dAFA|
d2fa gefd|Adfd Acec|defd efgb|afge dgfg||
edcB ABcd|eA~A2 eAfg|edcA EAce|fa[eg][ce] dcfg|
edcB ABcd|eA~A2 egfg|edcA EAce|fa[eg][ce] dAFA|
X: 3
T: The Wild Irishman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:d2fd gdfd|dfed cdec|d2fd gdfd|gfge cABc|
d2fd gdfd|dfed cdec|d2fd ~g3e|cBcA ~d3:|
f|:edcB A2(3cBA|eAfA eAfA|edcB A2ce|fgfe d3:|
# Added by hone .

Five comments

I saw the other one.

I have always known this tune as the Wild Irishman. It’s not too hard but it’s a good rocking standard for the sessions. I don’t hear it much anymore but I imagine it’s time for another wake up call.

Have fun.

Mark

The Wild irishman

Source: Paul McGrattan & Paul O’Shaughnessy _ within a mile of doublin
Transcription: g.m.p.

A donegal version:

d2fa gefd|Adfd Acec|d2fa gefd|fgec dAFA|
d2fa gefd|Adfd Acec|defd efgb|afge dgfg||
edcB ABcd|eA~A2 eAfg|edcA EAce|fa[eg][ce] dcfg|
edcB ABcd|eA~A2 egfg|edcA EAce|fa[eg][ce] dAFA|

Yeeeee ha!!

‘Me with the floorshow
Kickin’ with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if your not with the… Wild Irishman!’

Thanks, MC, great TuneJockey!
We all wanna rock TJ!

This is tune is good news for who plays the highland pipe yet hates its ‘frizzling’ high a: There’ s no high a in this tune, so no riks this happens! It’ s all there of course, what a smashin number!

The Wild Irishman

This reel is usually played as a single reel.