The Kilmoulis jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Kilmoulis has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Kilmoulis has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

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 .

Three 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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