Cailin Na Gruige Donna waltz

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

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

Cailin Na Gruige Donna has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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 .
2
X: 2
T: Cailin Na Gruige Donna
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
z G | G4 ABc d4 B | g2 f4 d e4 A | A2 d4 c Bc A3 | G G8 z2 G |
G4 ABc d4 B | g2 f4 d e4 A |A2 d4 c Bc A3 | G G8 z g2 |
g4 fg a4 fa | g2 f4 d e4 A | A2 d4 c Bc A4 | G G8 z G2 |
G4 ABc d4 B |g2 f4 d e4 A | A2 d4 c AB G4- | G8 z2 |]

Eight 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.

Re: Cailin Na Gruige Donna

X:1
T:Cailín na Gruaige Doinne
T:The Girl of the Brown Hair
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Fmaj
Q:80
K:Gmaj
zG |"slow air" G2 ABc d2 B | g3 fd e2 A | A2 d3 c Bc | A2 AA G2 z G |
G2 ABc d2 B | g2 f2d e2 A | A2 d3 c Bc |A2 AA G2 z g |
g2 fg a2 fa | g2 fd e3 A | A2 d3 c Bc | A2 AA G2 z G |
G2 ABc d2 B | g2 fd e3 A |A d4 c AB | G6|]

Cailin Na Gruige Donna, X:2

A beautiful slow air set in 6/8 time - that flows smoothly on the flute or whistle.

Re: Cailin Na Gruige Donna

My aunt Kathleen would like this one. She played piano (teacher, primary + sec). Famous in K family for dressing as gipsy and telling fortunes at garden fetes. Her pa from West Cork.