Patrick Hutchinson’s jig

Also known as Alistrum’s March, Máirseáil Alasdruim, Paddy Whack’s, Willie Clancy’s Allistrum’s March.

Patrick Hutchinson's has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Patrick Hutchinson's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:c | B3 AGF | G2 g fdc | B3 AGF | Ggf d2 c |
B3 AGF | G2 g fdc | BAB cBc | dgf d2 :|
|:B | Aff Agg | age fdB | Aff Agg | age d2 B |
Aff Agg | bag fde | fef gfg | age d2 :|

Eight comments

TECHNICALLY I sort of learned this from Patrick Hutchinson, my pipe teacher, at a session that I recorded last Sunday.

Really nice tune. I tried all the variations I could think of to see if it was already in the database but I suppose not. Maybe somebody will burn me and hang me ‘cause I didn’t do enough to see if it really was on the session. Maybe not!

Anyone know the name to this one?


The tune comes from WIllie Clancy and a classic recording by Pat Mitchell. Better check their versions, they’re better ones.

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Just found out this is Willie Clancy’s version of Allistrum’s March


Mrs. Galvin

Technically it’s Mrs. Galvin’s version, as Willie got it from her.

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No, Willie learned this from an old man, Mickey McCocoran was the name I think. Mrs Galvin played it in a lower key.

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Mick O’Brien and Caoimhin recording

Mick O Brien and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh have a brilliant rendition of this tune on their album Kitty Lie Over. It’s a slightly different version, and arguably more interesting to listen to!