The Glens Of Mayo jig

Also known as The Plains Of Mayo.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Glens Of Mayo has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Glens Of Mayo
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e|dBG AGE|GAB c2e|dBG BAG|ABd e2g|
dBG AGE|GBd gfe|dBG AGE|GAG G2:|
B|BcB Beg|fed e2g|fed dBA|Ad^c d2B|
BcB Bef|gab a2(b/a/)|gfe dBA|GEE E2:|
X: 2
T: The Glens Of Mayo
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g | dBG AGE | GAB d2e | dBG BAG | ABd e2g |
dBG AGE | GAB d2B | AGA BGE | GAG G2 :|
A | BcB Beg | fe^d e2g | fed dBA | ABd d2e |
dBG AGE | GAB d2B | AGA BGE | GAG G2 :|

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Tune type

In case anyone’s wondering, this is actually a double jig, but it doesn’t have that option.

Double jig

On this site, in line with common usage, "jig" means "double jig"

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Where did you get in from?

Where I found it

I found it in a little fiddle book of mine. I forgot the name and used tunepal to figure out what it was, instead of going through the book. So then I used the ABCs that I found, so that I could put it up here. (I’m horrible with abc notation, I can’t do it)


Ah, it’s not that hard, An Fidleir - look up a jig that you know well, something easy like Saddle The Pony, print out the ABC for it and see how it fits the tune you know. Basics are that anything from a C below low D on a standard D whistle is written in CAPITALS up to B i.e. …C D E F G A B then switch to lower case c d e f g a b - that’s up to high B on a D whistle. In a jig 123 123, each note is written as is - when you want to hold a note longer, it’s written e.g. G2 or G3 - so the opening bars of Saddle the Pony are D|GBA G2B|def gdB| etc. There’s a good few other conventions but these are the main ones.

Handy way to write out your version of a tune is copy ABC of another of same tune type (jig,reel etc) in same key, paste in Wordpad etc. and then substitute your notes.

The version is your wee book will often be more interesting than something copied from elsewhere as it probably has someone else’s slant on it.

The Glens Of Mayo, X:2

Got this version off AnnMarie Acosta, under the name "The Plains Of Mayo".

Re: The Glens Of Mayo

This is also in O’Neill’s 1001, #270.