Cill Dhéagláin waltz

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Cill Dhéagláin has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Cill Dhéagláin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M: none
A>F|DF-F4 A>FA/d/ |B6 A>F|DF-F4 A/FE/D/ | C/E/A,-A,6 A>G|
F/A/D3-D B/c/ | d>e f4-f d |B>A FA3-A>F E>D | D6:|
d>c/B// | A/d/ d-d4 d>c/B// | A/d/D-D4 d>c/B// | A/d/ F-F4 E>D | E4-E> A d>e |
f<d d4 c>B | A>G F4 D>E/F// | A4-A>F E>D | D6 :|]

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Cill Dhéagláin

This is a beautiful air composed by concertina player Caitlín Nic Gabhann. I learned this tune from her 2012 album, Caitlín. Original recording here:

Notes: This transcription is my own, and it’s not perfect but it gives a good idea. Being an air, it was a challenge to transcribe within any regular meter. I’ve interpreted this mostly in 4/4, although some bars in the A part don’t add up perfectly. I placed barlines where I felt they made musical sense.

There’s not an appropriate category for this tune, so I’m tucking it with a the waltzes for lack of a better option. There’s a note in the ABC for the meter to be free (rather than in 4/4)—hopefully that works!