The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille reel

Also known as Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille, Cliffs Of Glen Colmcille, The Cliffs Of Glen Colmcille, The Glen Man’s Ramble.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille has been added to 1 tunebook.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ADFD FAAB|ADFA BG(3Bcd|ADFD FAAB|[1(3ddd fd efdB|:|[2(3ddd fd edBA||
df~f2 dfaf|df~f2 edBA|df~f2 dfaf|gbfg edBA|
df~f2 dfaf|defd e2fg|a^gab agfe|defd efdB|
X: 2
T: The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ADFD FAdB|ADFA B<EEB|ADFD FAAA|[1(3ddd fd efdB|:|[2ddd fd efdA||
df~f2 dfaf|df~f2 edBA|df~f2 dfaf|{a}fefd edBA|
df~f2 dfaf|defd e2ea|a2af abaf|(3ddd fd efdB|

Two comments

The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille

This reel comes from the first Altan album, where it was just Frankie Kennedy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. It’s very similar to "Last Night’s Fun", as has been noted elsewhere. However, I thought I might as well just post it anyway. The late Vincent Campbell called it "The Glen Man’s Ramble".

The Cliffs Of Glencolumbkille, X:2 (“The Glen Man’s Ramble”

The second setting is from the late Donegal fiddler Vincent Campbell, and is slightly different from the first. I particularly like the very prominent snap in the second bar of the first part.