Allistrum’s March jig

Also known as Alaisdrum’s March, Alasdruim’s March, Alexander’s March, Alisdrum’s March, Alistrum’s March, Allastrom’s March, Allistrom’s March, Allistrum’s, Allistrum’s March 1, Allistrum’s March 2, Jackie McCarthy’s, MacAllisdrum’s March, MacAllistrum’s March, MacDonnell’s March, Mairseáil Alasdraim, Máirseail Alasdroim, Máirseáil Alasdruim, Mairseal Alisdruim, Marseail Alasdroim, McAllistruim’s March, Ollistrum’s March, Paddy Whack’s, Patrick Hutchinson’s, Willie Clancy’s Allistrum’s March.

There are 31 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Allistrum’s March appears in 4 other tune collections.

Allistrum’s March has been added to 21 tune sets.

Allistrum's March has been added to 216 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

1
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|
2
X: 2
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:c|B3 AGF|G2 g fdc|B3 AGF|Ggf d2 c|
B3 AGF|G2 g fdc|BAB cBc|dgf d2:|
|:B|Aff Agg|age fdB|Aff Agg|age d2 B|
Aff Agg|bag fde|fef gfg|age d2:|
3
X: 3
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:|
4
X: 4
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||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c|:B2G AGF|G2g fdc|B2G AGF|Ggf dec|
B2G AGF|G2g fdc|BAB cBc|dgf d2 c:|
|:Aff agg|age fdc|Aff agg|agf d2c|
Aff agg|bag fde|~f3 ~g3|agf d2c:|
6
X: 6
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||
7
X: 7
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 .
8
X: 8
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:|
9
X: 9
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 .
10
X: 10
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
E/F/GE FDD|FDd cAG|E/F/GE FDD|FDd A2G|
E/F/GE FDD|FDd cde|fed efg|fed cAG:|
|:Ecc Add|Acc cAG|Ecc Add|edc A2G|
Ecc Add|Acc cAG|Ecc efg|edc A2G:|
11
X: 11
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:B2G AGF|G2g fdc|B2G AGF|Ggf d2c|
B2G AGF|G2g fdc|~B3 cBc|1 dgf dcA:|2 dgf d3||
|:Aff Agg|age fdc|Aff Agg|agf d2c|
Aff Agg|bag fde|fdf gfg|1 agf d2c:|2 agf dcA||
12
X: 12
T: Allistrum's March
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~E3 FDD|EDd cAG|~E3 FDD|EDd A2G|
FGE FDD|EDd cde|fed efg|fed cAG||
Ecc Add|Acc cAG|Ecc Add|edc A2G|
Ecc Add|e2d efg|fef g2f|edc ABG||

Twenty-five 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.”

TECHNICALLY I sort of learned this from Patrick Hutchinson, my pipe teacher, at a session that I recorded last Sunday.

Really nice tune. I tried all the variations I could think of to see if it was already in the database but I suppose not. Maybe somebody will burn me and hang me ‘cause I didn’t do enough to see if it really was on the session. Maybe not!

Anyone know the name to this one?

Cheers,
Armand

The tune comes from WIllie Clancy and a classic recording by Pat Mitchell. Better check their versions, they’re better ones.

Posted .

Just found out this is Willie Clancy’s version of Allistrum’s March

cheers,
Armand

“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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Mrs. Galvin

Technically it’s Mrs. Galvin’s version, as Willie got it from her.

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Jackie McCarthy’s

This is transcribed from Yvonne Casey’s version on her CD “Yvonne Casey.” Fiddle player Jesse Smith uses a low A as the first note of the second half of the first and third measures of the B section.

C Sharp?

This tune sounds more “right” to me if the C’s in the second part are sharped, putting the part squarely in the key of D. I noticed that the versions transcribed from pipers’ renditions avoid the issue by not including any C’s at all in the second part.

Any other opinions?

BTW I met Yvonne Casey in Doolin during the summer of 2005. She autographed my copy of her CD.

Jackie McCarthy’s

Hi, Slainte - Nice catch on the duplication. I searched for any dupes using the abc’s, and Allistrum’s didn’t come up … . . but it sure is the same tune. Learn something new every day!

@ Larry Ayers – I met her summer of 2008, and she is great!

No, Willie learned this from an old man, Mickey McCocoran was the name I think. Mrs Galvin played it in a lower key.

Mick O’Brien and Caoimhin recording

Mick O Brien and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh have a brilliant rendition of this tune on their album Kitty Lie Over. It’s a slightly different version, and arguably more interesting to listen to!

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:8

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:9

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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Allistrum’s March, X:10

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.

Re: Allistrum’s March

(Which it turns out is pretty much exactly the version done by Mick O’Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on their album Kitty Lie Over.)