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 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

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 (, though I’m only familiar with the first two parts being repeated.

Barrule have come up with some great arrangements of Manx tunes, see: This clip has the two slip jigs at the end.

Good stuff!