Girls Of Balladoole slip jig

Also known as The Girls Of Balladoole.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Girls Of Balladoole has been added to 2 tune sets.

Girls Of Balladoole has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Girls Of Balladoole
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DED F2A d3 | ABA A2G FGE | ~D3 DFA d2f |1 efe e2d cBA :|2 efe e2d cde ||
|: f2d d2A d2e | f2d d2A cde | f2d d2A def |1 efe e2d cde :|2 efe e2d cBA ||
# Added by bdh .

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The Girls Of Balladoole

Transcription based on Barrule’s self-titled debut album. If you don’t already own it, you should! 🙂

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This tune started life as a ballad tune (see The Girls of Balladoole Three-Two version) but it was turned into a slip jig in the early 1980’s by someone at the session in Peel in the Isle of Man. I usually play this in G, which gives it a good deep section at the beginning for fiddles, mandolins and the like, but is better in D for whistles etc.

It goes well with Ta Cashen Ersooyl dys yn Aarkey (Cashen’s Away to the Sea) added by ceolachan (https://thesession.org/tunes/10322), though I’m only familiar with the first two parts being repeated.

Barrule have come up with some great arrangements of Manx tunes, see: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=barrule+trad+music&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=1EBE6E48ECB54EF7B0391EBE6E48ECB54EF7B039. This clip has the two slip jigs at the end.

Good stuff!