Brother Gildas’ jig

Also known as James Bourke’s.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Brother Gildas' has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Brother Gildas'
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~B3 dBG|BAB dBG|~B3 dBG|AGE GED|
~B3 dBG|BAB def|gfe dBG|AGE GED:|

Three comments

Brother Gildas, Part 2…

As promised, here’s the 2nd of the two Brother Gildas tunes from Harry B’s "Errant Elbows" site. Lovely change to the minor key in the 2nd part. Again, not the fanciest thing in the world, but it has all the attributes of a classic tune. The old ones are (often) the best ones, IMO. Enjoy!


On Jimmy O’Brien-Moran’s CD he calls this James Bourke’s, after the piper who taught Gildas. The CD is called Sean Reid’s Favourite; Sean gave Jimmy Bourke’s old set of Colgan pipes. Bourke himself learned from Fraher, a famous Munster piper who also passed on the well known double jig we call after him. All of these pipers from the old days - meaning first half of the 20th century - traveled in the same circles, and tunes/pipes/knowledge was passed around over time. Traditional music, you know.