The Irish Marche jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Irish Marche has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Irish Marche
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2G c2A|B2d A3|B2d c2e|B2d A3|
B>AB c3|B>AG A3|B>AB e>de|B>AG A2D|
G>AB c>GA|B>cd A2D|G>AB c>GA|B>cd A3|
G>AB c>de|d>ef/g/ Tf2d|G>AB c>de|d>ef/g/ Tf2d|
zGd ce2|zdg fa2|g2d e2c|d2G A2F|
G>AB c>dc|BAG AAD|GG/F/G Eec|BGg fd2|
B>cd ec2|d>ag fd2|d>gd ec2|G>AG FD2|
GA/G/A/B/ c/d/ed/c/|B/A/B/c/d/e/ f/g/ag/f/|
gf/e/d e=f/e/d/c/|Bc/B/A/G/ F/E/F/G/A/F/|
G/A/B/c/d/B/ c/d/e/f/g|G/A/B/c/d/e/ f>ga/f/|g3-g3-|
g3 Tf3|g>dB/d/ c/B/c/d/c|da/g/f/e/ d/^c/d/e/d|
gB/c/d Te>dc|Bc/B/A/G/ F>ED|E>FG TF>EF|G3-G3||
# Added by Moxhe .

Two comments

The Irish Marche

Here is a 16th-century tune as arranged by Planxty.
This tune was composed by William Byrd (1543-1623) for virginals or harpsichord; it it to be found in “My Ladye Nevells Booke” under the title “The Irishe marche” which is the last part of a piece called “The Battle”. The original score is in C major and in 4/2.
Great piece that I used to play on the harpsichord.
Enjoy !

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Re: The Irish Marche

Stunning. I just listened to Liam Ó Flinn play it (YouTube).

Margo McGeeney has a CD of 16th to 18th century harpsichord music, including some Byrd pieces. Mayby some piper will feel inspired by the spirit of Liam to have a go at transposing other pieces from harpsichord to uilleann pipes.