The Castleblaney Piper jig

Also known as The Castleblayney Piper.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Castleblaney Piper has been added to 1 tune set.

The Castleblaney Piper has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Castleblaney Piper
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDF AFA|ded cde|~f3 gec|1 edc dAG:|2 edc d2e||
fed gfe|fdB AGF|~G3 FGA|BGE E2e|
f2a gfe|fed cde|~f3 gec|edc d2e|
fed gfe|fdB AGF|GBG EFG|~F3 GFE|
~F3 ~A3|~d3 cde|faf gec|edc dAG||

Two comments

The Castleblaney Piper

A simple jig composed by Ed Reavy. The title of the tune has been attached to a wrong tune for years on this website, but this is the right one.

A bit of research shows that Castleblaney or Castleblayney is a town in Co. Monaghan, where Reavy’s mother used to live.

The version #1 is almost based on Sligo whistle player Carmel Gunning’s version. Hope a few other versions will be transcribed from other sources.

Castle Blayney was the seat of the Irish branch of the Blayney (Blaenau) family from Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales. There are still quite a few Blayneys in this area if Wales.