The Kilmoulis jig

By Johnnie Mullen

Also known as The Killmoulis.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Kilmoulis has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Kilmoulis has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Kilmoulis
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fef efe|d2 F FEF|GFG BAG|ABd ede|
fef efe|d2 F FEF|GFG BAG|ABc d2 e:|
|:f3 fed|g3 gfe|f3 fed|dcB ABd|
f3 fed|g3 gfe|fef afd|1 cBc d2 e:|2 cBc d2 A||
|:dfa dfa|cde ecA|gfe fed|Bed cBA|
dfa dfa|cde ecA|gfe fed|cBc d2 A:|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Kilmoulis
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A~d2 cdc|BcB ABA|GAG ~F3|FED E2D|
~f3 efe|d2F FEF|GFG BAB|AFD D2e|
~f3 efe|d2F FEF|GFG BAB|ABd e2A|
~f3 efe|d2F FEF|GFG BAB|AFD D2e|
|:~f3 fed|~g3 gfe|~f3 fed|dcB A2e|
~f3 fed|~g3 gfe|fef afd|cBc d2A:|
|:dfa dfa|cce dBA|gfe fed|Bee e2A|
Dfa dfa|cce dBA|gfe fed|cBc d2A:|

Four comments


From the mandolin playing of Claudine Langille, of the Irish-American band “Touchstone”. One of my favourite Irish jigs on whistle, but I’ve never heard it played anywhere other than by “Touchstone”. I no longer have the recording, so this is from memory alone. I seem to remember that it was composed by a whistle-player from Galway, but don’t recall the name. Can anyone help ?
A “Kilmoulis” is a supernatural beastie, a kind of sprite or “brownie”.
Claudine played some very nice variations the 2nd time through, but this is, I believe, the basic tune.

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According to the Touchstone sleeve notes:

“The first tune (Kilmoulis Jig) was composed by Johnnie Mullin of Shantalla, Galway City. The title refers to a mythical creature with curly, pointed ears, a huge nose, and no mouth….”

Nice mandolin tune.

Good man, PaddyC

I’ve been trying to remember that guy’s name for years.

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