An Mhallaidh Gharbh strathspey

Also known as An Mhallaidh Gharbh Highland Fling.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

An Mhallaidh Gharbh has been added to 1 tune set.

An Mhallaidh Gharbh has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: An Mhallaidh Gharbh
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E>GA>B c2 B>A|G>Bd>c B<GF>G|E>GA>B c>Bc>d|(3efg d>g B<AA>G:|
A<aa>g a2 g>e|d<Bg>d B>AG>B|A<aa>g a2 g>e|d<Bg>d B<AA>B|
A<aa>g a2 g>e|d<Bg>d B>AG>B|A<EA>B c>Bc>d|(3efg d>g B<AA>G||

Four comments

An Mhallaidh Gharbh (highland)

From the playing of Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Aidan O’Donnell. The late James Byrne of Glencolmcille is cited as the source, but it is suggested that the tune has been circulated across Donegal. In South Ulster, it’s played as a single reel. Watch Cathal McConnell, Gerry O’Connor and Martin Quinn play the reel version of the tune:

Re: An Mhallaidh Gharbh

Con Cassidy of Teelin also played a lovely version.

Re: An Mhallaidh Gharbh

Con Cassidy’s version of this reminds me a lot of Hugh Gillespie’s Finnea Lasses. Certainly not the same tune but it feels much in the same vein to me