From Galway To Dublin hornpipe

Also known as The First Light Of Day, First Sign Of Light, The First Sign Of Light, From Galway To Dublin Town, Napoleon Crossing The Rhine.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Belles Of Tipperary (a few times), The Cameronian (a few times) and Chief O’Neill’s Favourite (a few times).

From Galway To Dublin has been added to 8 tune sets.

From Galway To Dublin has been added to 129 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: From Galway To Dublin
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B,D|:~E3F EDB,D|GFGB A3A|Bdgf edBA|GE~E2 D2B,D|
~E3F EDB,D|GFGB (3ABA GA|(3Bcd gf edBA|1GEED EFGF:|2GEED E2(3Bcd||
|:ezed B2BA|GFGB d2 Bd|efed BdBA|GE~E2 D2B,D|
~E3F EDB,D|GFGB (3ABA GA|(3Bcd gf edBA|1GEED E2(3Bcd:|2GEED EFGF||
X: 2
T: From Galway To Dublin
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B,D | E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3EEE D2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GEFD E2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3EEE D2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GEFD E2 Bd |
(3efg ed BcBA | GFGB d2 gf | eged BcBA | GE (3EEE DEB,D |
E2 B,D EDB,E | DEGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3FED E2 (3Bcd |
eged BcBA | GFGB d2 gf | eged BcBA | GE (3EEE DEB,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | (3GFE FD E2 |
X: 3
T: From Galway To Dublin
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B,D |~E3 E EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | (3Bcd gf edBA | GE ~E2 FDB,D |
~E3 E EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | (3Bcd gf edBA | GE (3FED E2 :|
|: Bd |eged B2 BA | GFGB d2 Bd | (3efg ed BdBA | GE~E2 FDB,D |
E2 GE EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | (3Bcd gf edBA | GE (3FED E2 :|

Eight comments

From Galway To Dublin

Source: Andy Mcgann & Paul Brady_It’s a Hard road to travel
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

From Galway to Dublin Town

The first part of this tune is somewhat akin to the air of The Star of the County Down, which might explain the title ("From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay, From Galway to Dublin Town…").

Come to that, it’s also of the family of tunes that includes Boneparte Crossing the Rhine (‘Black Asphalt’) and one of The Peacock’s Feathers(‘The parting Glass’).

X:8
T:First Sign of Light
N:Johnny Cronin and Joe Burke
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
B,D | E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3EEE D2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GEFD E2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3EEE D2 B,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GEFD E2 Bd |
(3efg ed BcBA | GFGB d2 gf | eged BcBA | GE (3EEE DEB,D |
E2 B,D EDB,E | DEGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | GE (3FED E2 (3Bcd |
eged BcBA | GFGB d2 gf | eged BcBA | GE (3EEE DEB,D |
E4 EDB,D | GFGB A2 GA | Bdge dBAF | (3GFE FD E2 |

From Galway to Dublin Town

Mike Rafferty calls this tune "The First Light of Day" in the ‘Second Wind’ collection.

Tomgraney Castle Hornpipe

This is the name given to this hornpipe in the ‘Trip to Sligo’ book by Bernard Flaherty. I just stumbled across it this evening.

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X: 3 “From Galway To Dublin”

This is a transcription I stumbled across online that was wrongly title "Napoleon Crossing The Rhine". There was no information given as to who had made it. It was close to one way I’d known and played this with others in the past.