Touch Of Gaelic waltz

Also known as Fil O Ro, Filoro.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Touch Of Gaelic has been added to 1 tune set.

Touch Of Gaelic has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Touch Of Gaelic
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|: z4 A2 | c6 | A4 G2 | F6 |G4 A2 | C6 | D2 C2 D2 | F6 | z4 z2 :|
z4 C2 | F4 A2 | B4 c2 | d6 | c4 d2 | c6 | A2 G2 F2 | B6 |
c4 d2 | A2 c4 | A4 G2 | F6 | G4 A2 | C6 | D2 C2 D2 | F6 | z4 z2 |
|: z4 "3"a2 | c'6 | a4 g2 | f6 | g4 a2 | c6 | d2 c2 d2 | f6 | z4 z2 :|
z4 c2 | f4 a2 | b4 c'2 | d'6 | c'4 d'2 | c'6 | a2 g2 f2 | b6 | c'4 d'2 |
a2 c'4 | a4 g2 | f6 | g4 a2 | c6 | d2 c2 d2 | f6 | z4 z2 |
2
X: 2
T: Touch Of Gaelic
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 c2 | d6 | B4 A2 | A2 G4 | A4 B2 | D4 D2 | E3 D E2 |G6- | G2
B2 c2 | d6 | B4 A2 | A2 G4 | A4 B2 | D4 D2 | E3 D E2 |G6- | G4 ||
D2 | G4 G2 | c4 d2 | e6 | d4 de | d6 | B2 A2 G2 | c6 |d4 e2 |
B2 d4 | B4 A2 | A2 G4 | A4 B2 |D4 D2 | E3 D E2 | G6- | G2 |]

Five comments

William, move yer heed!

I transcribed this from the classic film, _So I Married an Axe Murderer_. It is playing in the background during the scene where the gang is at the Cock ‘o the North for Charlie’s parents’ anniversary; it begins just after Mr. Mackenzie’s speech (Shut it!).
You’ll like it, or I’ll kick yer teeth in!

Touch of Gaelic or Coming Thro’ The Rye

This tune sounds suspiciously like a variation of "Coming Through The Rye."

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Filoro

The name of this tune is Filoro (Is truagh nach d’ rugah dall mi). From the Scottish Gaelic, it translates as ‘I wish I’d been born blind’. A song of unrequited love by the Bard William Ross (1762 - 1791?).

Fil O Ro

This is a beautiful tune, in my opinion, which transports you to the Western Isles of Scotland. I have given a setting of the way I play it above. My friend John Carmichael has some great chords which I must learn from him sometime.