Cailin Na Gruige Donna waltz

Also known as Cailín Na Gruaige Báine, Cailin Na Gruaige Doinne, Cailin Na Gruige Bhana.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Anto’s Gambit (a few times).

Cailin Na Gruige Donna has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Cailin Na Gruige Donna
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DE/F/|G3A Bc/d/|B2 B2 B2|g3a/g/ f2|d3e e2|
A3d d2|e/d/c/A/ B2 B2|B/A/B/c/ A2 A2|A/G/F G2:|
|:de/f/| g2 g2 g2|a/g/f/g/ a2 a2|fa g2 g2|fd e2 e2|
AB/A/ d2 d2|e/d/c/A/ B2 B2|B/A/B/c/ A2 A2|AG/F/ G2:|
|: DE/F/|G3A Bc/d/|B2 B2 B2|g3a/g/ f2|d3e e2|
A2 d2 d2|e/d/c/A/ B2 B2|B/A/B/c/ A2 A2|AG/F/ G2:|
de/f/| g2 g2 g2|a/g/f/g/ a2 a2|b3a g2|fd e2 e2|
d4 d2|e/d/c/A/ B2 B2|D/G/A/B/ c2 A2|AG/F/ G2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

Cailin Na Gruige Donna

Obviously not a walotz but an air, (Why can’t we add airs to the menu/)This version is similar to the McGoldrick version on Upside Down. It’s a traditional air with some lovely variations. Have a listen to his version on the CD if you can.

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Why no airs in menu

As I understand it, the tunes are organized according to time signature; airs can be written in several time signatures so one category wouldn”t cover them all.

This air is also played by The Chieftains on their very first album, track # 3.

The same air is as well played by Grada on "Endeavour" track #5 Anto’s Gambit
and by Liam O’Flynn on his "The Given Note" track #13.