The Trip To Galway jig

Also known as A Trip To Galway.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Trip To Galway has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Trip To Galway has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Trip To Galway
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
B|:AFD DED|~c3 AGF|EDC C=B,C|E2 F GAB|
AFD DED|~c3 cde|fed edc|1 Add dcB:|2 Add d2 e||
|:fed afd|fed a2 f|ecA Gce|ece gfe|
fed afd|fed a2 f|edc GcB|1 Add d2 e:|2 Add dcB||
# Added .
X: 2
T: The Trip To Galway
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
c|:BGE EFE|~d3 BAG|FED DED|FGA ABc|
|BGE EFE|~d3 def|gfe fed|1 Bee edc:|2 Bee e2 f||
|:gfe bge|gfe bge|fdB Adf|fdf agf|
|gfe bge|gfe bge|fed edc|1 Bee e2 f:|2 Bee edc||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Trip To Galway
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
c|:AFD DFA|~c3 AGF|E/F/GE ~C3|EFG A=Bc|
|AFD DE/F/G|A=Bc dag|fed cAG|1 Ad^c d2 c:|2 Ad^c d2 e||
|:fed afd|de/f/g afd|edc gec|cde/f/ gfe|
|fed edc|Afd cAG|E/F/GA cAG|1 Ad^c d2 e:|2 Ad^c d2 c||
# Added .
X: 4
T: The Trip To Galway
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
c|:AFD DFA|cdc AGF|E/F/GE CDC|EFG Ac=B|
AFD DFG|A=Bc d2e|fed edc|1 Ad^c d2 c:|2 Ad^c d2 e||
|:fed afd|d/e/fg afd|edc gec|c/d/ef gfe|
fed afd|fed cAG|FGA c=Bc|1 Ad^c d2 e:|2 Ad^c d2 c||

Five comments

Trip to Galway

Cole’s Thousand Fiddle Tunes (1940) gives a bare bones version of this in Dm. I started tinkering with it on fiddle and filled in the blanks a bit.

And here’s Trip to Galway in Em

X: 1
T: Trip to Galway
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Em
c|:BGE EFE|~d3 BAG|FED DED|FGA ABc|
|BGE EFE|~d3 def|gfe fed|1 Bee edc:|2 Bee e2 f||
|:gfe bge|gfe bge|fdB Adf|fdf agf|
|gfe bge|gfe bge|fed edc|1 Bee e2 f:|2 Bee edc||

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Maybe related to Hills of Glenorchy. I think Mayo flute player Paul Smyth recently recorded a similar tune.

Pretty sure it’s in O’Neill’s too under same or similar name, and also in D minor. Kane sisters recorded it recently too I think.

Trip to Galway - Kane Sisters

Here’s the Kane Sister’s version, off their first cd, The Well Tempered Bow.

X: 1
T: Trip to Galway, The
M:6/8
L:1/8
D: The Well Tempered Bow, Liz and Yvonne Kane
K: D Dorian
c|:AFD DFA|~c3 AGF|E/F/GE ~C3|EFG A=Bc|
|AFD DE/F/G|A=Bc dag|fed cAG|1 Ad^c d2 c:|2 Ad^c d2 e||
|:fed afd|de/f/g afd|edc gec|cde/f/ gfe|
|fed edc|Afd cAG|E/F/GA cAG|1 Ad^c d2 e:|2 Ad^c d2 c||

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