Gallagher’s Frolics jig

Also known as The Banner, The Clare, The Disk Jockey’s Dilemma, Gallagher’s, O’Gallagher’s, O’Gallagher’s Frolics, Statia Donelly’s, Tell Her I Will.

There are 71 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bush On The Hill (a few times), Fasten The Leg In Her (a few times), The Monaghan (a few times), The Battering Ram (a few times) and The Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times).

Gallagher’s Frolics has been added to 76 tune sets.

Gallagher's Frolics has been added to 798 tunebooks.

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Thirteen settings

X: 1
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
D|:~E3 GFE|~B3 dBA|BdB BAB|GBG AFD|
~E3 GFE| BAB dBA|BAG FAF|1 GEE E2 D:|2 GEE E2 e||
|:e2 g gfe|g2 b bge|dcd fed|fad fed|
e2 f gfe|dfe dBA|BAG FAF|1 GEE E2 e:|2 GEE E2 D||
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X: 2
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A^GA cBA | e^de ged | e/f/ge edG | Bec dBG |
A^GA cBA | e^de ged | edc BAB | cA^G A2 :|
A2 B cBA | c2 d ecA | G2 B dBG | dBG BA^G |
A2 B cBA | GBA G2 D | EDC B,^A,B, | CA,^G, A,2 :|
X: 3
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
D|:E3 GFE|BAB dBA|BdB BAB|GB/A/G AFD|
|E3 GFE| BAB dBA|BAG FG/A/F|1 GED E2 D:|2 GEE E2 B||
|:e2f gfe|g2a bge|dB/c/d fed|fad fed|
|e2f gfe|dg/f/e dBA|BAG FG/A/F|1 GED E2B:|2 GED E2 D||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
D|: ~E3 GFE|~B3 dBA|BdB BAB|GBG AFD|
|~E3 GFE| BAB dBA|BAG FAF|1 GEE E2 :|2 GEE E2 ||
B|: e2g gfe | g2b bge | dB/c/d fed | fad fed |
|e2f gfe|dg/f/e dBA | BAG FAF |1 GEE E2 :|2 GEE E2 ||
X: 5
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
||: E3 GFE | B3 dBA | B3 B2 A | G3 AGF |
| E3 GFE | B3 dBA | BAG F2 A | GFD E2 z :||
||: e2 g gfe | g2 g bge | d3 f3 | a2 a agf |
| e2 g- gfe | d2 e dBA | BAG F2 A | GFD E2 z :||
X: 6
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B,|: ~E3 GFE | BAB dBA | BdB BAB | GBG AFD|
~E3 GFE | BAB dBA | BAG FEF |1 GED E2B, :|2 GED E2B ||
|: e2f gfe | g2a bge | dfa afd | afd afd |
e2f gfe | dfe dBA | BAG FEF |1 GED E2B :|2 GED E2B, ||
X: 7
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E2F GFE | ~B3 dBA | ~B3 ~B3 | GBG AFD |
E2F GFE| ~B3 dBA | B2G FAF |1 GED E2D :|2 GED EBd ||
|: e2f gfe | g2a bge | d2f afd | afd fed|
e2f gfe| d/e/fe dBA | B2G FAF|1 GED EBd :|2 GED E2D ||
X: 8
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B,|: E2E GFE | B2B dBA | BdB BdB | GFG AFD |
E2E GFE | B2B dBA | BAG FAF |1 GED E2B, :|2 GED E3 ||
|: e2f gfe | g2a bge | dcd fed | fag fed |
e2f gfe | dfe dBA | BAG FAF |1 GED E3 :|2 GED E2B, ||
X: 9
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 GFE | ~B3 dBA | ~B3 BAB | GBG AFD |
~E3 GFE| ~B3 dBA | BAG FAF | GED E2B :|
|: ~e2f gfe | ~g3 bge | dAe fed | fag fed |
e2f gfe| d/e/fe dBA | BAG FAF | GED E2B :|
X: 10
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 GFE | ~B3 dBA | ~B3 ~A3 | ~G3 FED |
~E3 GFE| ~B3 dBA | BAG FAF | GED E2B :|
|: e2f gfe | ~g3 bge | d2e ~f3 | fag fed |
~e3 efe| dfe dBA | BAG FAF | GED E2B :|
X: 11
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 GFG | ~B3 dBA | BdB BAB | GAB AFD |
~E3 GFG | ~B3 dBA | BAG FAF |1 GEE E2B, :|2 GEE E2A ||
|: Bee gfe | ~g3 bge | dcd fed | fag fed |
e^de gfe | dfe dBA | BAG FAF |1 GEE E2A :|2 GEE E2D ||
X: 12
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: ~E3 GFG |~B3 dBA | BdB BAB | GAB AFD |
~E3 GFG | ~B3 dBA | BAG AGF |1 GFE E2D :|2 GFE E2A ||
|: Bee gfe | ega bge | dcd fed | fag fed |
e^de gfe | dfe dBA | BAG AGF |1 GFE E2A :|2 GFE E2D ||
X: 13
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: EB,E GFE | BEB dBA | ~B3 ~B3 | GFG AFD |
EB,E GFE | BEB dBA | BAG FAF |1 GEE E2D :|2 GEE E2B ||
|: eBe gfe | ~g3 bge | dcd fed | afd fed |
ede gfe| dfe dBA | ~B3 AGF |1 GEE E2B :|2 GEE E2D ||

Fourteen comments

Gallagher’s Frolics

This version is a blend of Martin Hayes’ on The Lonesome Touch and a recording by Osna. Hayes does this tune fairly slowly and takes full advantage of the many places to add rolls and moving triplets. The Osna version is more driving, up-tempo. The tune works well either way, depending on your mood at the time. Fiddlers watch the 4th measure in the second half: you’ll need to hit both the high "a" on the first string and the "d" on the second string simultaneously with your ring finger to get both notes at speed. The "a" then acts as a faint cut or grace note to the next "f."

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The Clare (Planxty - Live 2004)??

I’m looking for "The Clare" on Planxty’s Live 2004 album, but (unless I’m hearing a very different version) this isn’t it?
I’m sure the differences are more than a few ornaments. Does anyone know where to find the one I’m after? I’ve tried searching all the tunes called Clare or "The Clare". Thanks!
Will.

Tell Her I Will

I recorded this tune at a session at Feile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, May 2006, played on the accordeon by James Langan of Newport Co. Mayo (I think). He called it ‘Tell Her I Will’, and played it after ‘Tell Her I Am’ - and got a good laugh from the punters by announcing the names before playing the tunes. Makes a nice set.

“Gallagher’s Frolics” / “Statia Donelly’s” ~ A Dorian

X: 2
T: Statia Donelly’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: A Dorian
|: E |\
A^GA cBA | e^de ged | e/f/ge edG | Bec dBG |
A^GA cBA | e^de ged | edc BAB | cA^G A2 :|
|: E |\
A2 B cBA | c2 d ecA | G2 B dBG | dBG BA^G |
A2 B cBA | GBA G2 D | EDC B,^A,B, | CA,^G, A,2 :|

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:7

From the playing of Fiddlehead.

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:8

From the playing of Ashley Ashworth & company.

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:10

Some variations from Ryan’s playing.

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:11

From the playing of The Lennon Family.

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:12

A slightly different feel.

Gallagher’s Frolics, X:13

From the playing of Tomas Keegan.