The Ghost Of Ballybrolly jig

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Ghost Of Ballybrolly has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Ghost Of Ballybrolly has been added to 144 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Ghost Of Ballybrolly
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ABB eze-|edB A3-|AGE ~G2B|E B/2c/2d edB|
~B3 eBe|edB ~A3|AGE ~G3|AED E2z|
ABB eBe|edB ~A3|AGE ~G2B|E B/2c/2d ~e3|
ged BAB|edB A2A|AGE ~G3|AED E2z|
cG ~E3 c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|GAB dBe|
cG ~E3 c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|~E3 FGA|
cG ~E3 c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|GAB dBe-|
edB e2g|deB- Bed|BAA ABd|ez2 g3|
# Added by tufbo .
X: 2
T: The Ghost Of Ballybrolly
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:ABB eze-|edB A3-|AGE G2B|EB/2c/2d edB|
B3 eBe|edB A3|AGE G3|AED E2z|
ABB eBe|edB A3|AGE G2B|EB/2c/2d e3|
ged BAB|edB A2A|AGE G3|AED E2z||
c2G E2c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|GAB dBe|
c2G E2c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|E3 FGA|
c2G E2c|BGA E2d|AFD DEF|GAB dBe-|
edB e2g|deB- Bed|BAA ABd|ez2 g3||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Ghost of Ballybrolly

Thanks for posting this tune…great tune. Did Brian Finnegan write this?

Yes he did.

Story behind the tune?

Does anyone know the story behind this tune, or reason for the title?

Unless I’m mistaken…

I seem to remember Brian introducing this tune saying that he wrote it for a friend [?] who had a habit of unexpectedly jumping out in front of people on their way home late at night, [ presumably near Ballybroley in Co.Armagh ].

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Re: The Ghost Of Ballybrolly

Hello! Does anyone have the D tin whistle diagrams for this tune? Thanks