The Glens Of Leitrim jig

The Glens Of Leitrim has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Glens Of Leitrim
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
D|E2E BAF|D2D d2d|e2e edB|d3 Bcd|
e2e edB|AFE D2D|F2F BAF|AFE E3:|
B|e2e edB|dBA ABd|e2e edB|d3 Bcd|
e2e edB|AFE D2D|F2F BAF|AFE E3:|

Six comments

The Glens Of Leitrim

I first heard this tune in the sessions around Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. I asked one of the locals about it and she said that it was a very old tune, that she had often remembered hearing it when she was young and that the story goes that it was played out over Lough Allen one night where it was picked up over the other side of the lake and played back! Over the lake!! That it was passed on from there and now you can hear it all around the Glens of Leitrim.

Rolls and Crans.

Oh By the way, every crochet followed by a quaver is either a roll or a cran. the dotted crochets are long notes 🙂


And there is a “Bcd” triplet in the second bar of the second part. Enjoy!

C Sharps

And all the C’s are C Sharps too I think. I’m pretty sure thats about right. If any one has any other settings of this tune please post. All the best, Slan anois.

If you want all Cs to be sharp…

… you could change the key to E dorian.

Thanks for sharing the tune and the story of how it was spread!

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