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 58 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Fasten The Leg In Her (a few times), The Connaughtman’s Rambles (a few times), The Geese In The Bog (a few times), The Monaghan (a few times) and Tell Her I Am (a few times).

Gallagher’s Frolics has been added to 39 tune sets.

Gallagher's Frolics has been added to 720 tunebooks.

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Five 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||
# Added .
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 :||

Five 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 :|