A transcription, more or less, from O’Neill’s 1850.
Often played as a straight jig rather than a march (where the accents are slightly different).
I know this tune from Niall & Cillian Vallely ‘s duet album "Callan Bridge." I suspect this primitive pipe tune developed into "The Rolling Waves" and "The Boys of Coomanore."
Willie Clancy’s version of this tune is here: https://thesession.org/tunes/6188
“Allistrum’s March 1” ~ a duplication rescued in G Major
T: Allistrum’s March
K: G Major
|: egg eaa | egg ged | egg eaa | bag e2 d :|
|: BAA BGG | BAg ged | BAA BGG | BAg e2 d :|
Yet another tune from Callan Bridge by Niall & Cillian Vallely. This is the first in the set "Allistrum’s March". The liner notes say it is part of a loner piece of music which describes the Battle of Cnoc na nDos in North Cork in the 17th century. Sounds about right to me.
Enjoy … I know I do!
# Posted on June 26th 2007 by JohnQ
T: Allistrum’s March
|:A/G/|Fdd fee|fdd dBA|Fdd fee|fdd B2A|
Fdd fee|fdd dBA|Fdd fee|fdd B2A||
|:FEE FDD|FEd dBA|FEE FDD|FEd B2A|
FEE FDD|FEd dBA|FEE FDD|FEd B2A||
|:d2f e2f|d2e dBA|ddf eef|dBA B2A|
d2f e2f|d2e dBA|ddf eef|dBA B2A||
|:B2A B2F|B2A BAF|B2A B2F|B/c/dB cAF|
B2A B2F|B2A BAF|B2A B2F|B/c/dB cAF||
Chieftain’s Version - take 2
I went crazy trying to get this tune as the Chieftan’s do it. This is closer - I believe.
T: MacAllistrum’s March
|:F>dd fee|fdB BAG| F>dd fee|fdB B2A:|
|:F>EE FDD|FEd dBA| F>EE FDD|FEd B2A:|
|:d2f e2f|ded dBA| d2f e2f|ded B2A:|
|:~B2A BFF|~B2A BEE|~B2A BFF|1~B2A BEE:|2~B2A BAG|]
Allistrum’s March, X:6
The first setting of Allistrum’s March from Niall & Cillian Vallely’s Callan Bridge album is here, but not the second one, so here we go.
Re: Allistrum’s March
Polka version of first two parts (of first setting) here:
Allistrum’s March, X:7
This is a slightly simplified version of Pat Mitchell’s setting of Mairseal Alasdruim, played as part of his reconstruction of the full Battle of Knocknanuss ‘set piece’.
Mitchell plays it at a slowish, loping tempo emphasising the colourful C naturals.
Allistrum’s March, X:8
Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. The first part here is actually in D major, with the C’s notated as accidentals. The F sharp key signature makes sense on the second part as it’s in A dorian. An interesting tune that does have shades of the Rolling Waves.