Allistrum’s March jig

Also known as Alaisdrum’s March, Alasdruim’s March, Alexander’s March, Alistrum’s March, Allastrom’s March, Allistrom’s March, Allistrum’s, Allistrum’s March 1, Allistrum’s March 2, MacAllisdrum’s March, MacAllistrum’s March, MacDonnell’s March, Mairseáil Alasdraim, Máirseail Alasdroim, Mairseal Alisdruim, Marseail Alasdroim, McAllistruim’s March, Ollistrum’s March.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Chanter’s Song (a few times), Johnny Loves Molly (a few times) and March Of The Kings Of Laois (a few times).

Allistrum’s March has been added to 2 tune sets.

Allistrum's March has been added to 134 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A/G/|Fdd fee|fd.d dB.A|Fdd fdd|ed.d B2A|
Fdd fe.e|fd.d dB.A|Fdd fe.e|fdd B2A|
FE.E FD.D|FEd dBA|FEE FDD|FEd B2{cB}A|
FE.E FD.D|FEd dBA|FEE FDD|FEd B2A|
d2f e2f|d2e dBA/F/|ddf eef|d2e dBA/F/|
d2 f .eef|d2e d/e/d/c/A/F/|ddf eef|d2e dBA/F/|
B2A B2F|B2A B/c/B/A/F|B/c/d.B c2F|B/c/d.B cAF|
B2A B2F|B2A B/c/B/A/F|B/c/d.B c2F|Bdc B3|
X: 2
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: egg eaa | egg ged | egg eaa | bag e2 d :|
|: BAA BGG | BAg ged | BAA BGG | BAg e2 d :|
X: 3
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: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||
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X: 4
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: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|]
X: 5
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d/c/|Bgg baa|bgg ged|Bgg baa|bgg e2d|
Bgg baa|bgg ged|Bgg baa|bgg e2d||
|:BAA BGG|BAg ged|BAA BGG|BAg e2d|
BAA BGG|BAg ged|BAA BGG|BAg e2d||
|:g2b a2b|g2a ged|ggb aab|ged e2d|
g2b a2b|g2a ged|ggb aab|ged e2d||
|:e2d e2B|e2d edB|e2d e2B|e/f/ge fdB|
e2d e2B|e2d edB|e2d e2B|e/f/ge fdB||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 6
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
Ecc edd | fdd cAG | Ecc edd | fdc A2G :|
|: FGE FDD | Ddc AGE | FGE FDD | Ddc A2G :|
X: 7
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:ABG AAG|A2 g fdc|ABG AAG|Agf d2z|
|ABG AGF|G2 g fdc|B2B cBc|dgf d2c:|
|:Aff Agg|age fdc|Aff g2g|agf d2c|
|Aff Agg|bag fde|f2 gfg|agf d2c:|
|:AGG cGG|AGg fdc|AGG cGG|Age d3|
|AGG cGG|AGg fdc|AGG cGG|A2f e2d:|
|:A2G A2D|A2G A2D|ABG A2D|ABG A2z:|
|:AGG cGG|AGg fdc|AGG cGG|Age d3:|
# Added by myles .

Nine comments

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).

Allistrum’s March

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."

“Allistrum’s March 1” ~ a duplication rescued in G Major

X: 2
T: Allistrum’s March
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
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!

JQQ

# Posted on June 26th 2007 by JohnQ

Chieftain’s Version

X: 1
T: Allistrum’s March
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: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||

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Chieftain’s Version - take 2

I went crazy trying to get this tune as the Chieftan’s do it. This is closer - I believe.

X: 1
T: MacAllistrum’s March
R: March
Z: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ariLMBwtU4w

M: 6/8
L: 1/8
Q: 1/4=160
K: D
|: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.

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.

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