The Gaelic Club jig

Also known as Comunn Gaelach Ghlasco, The Glasgow Gaelic Club.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dermot Grogan’s (a few times) and The Haunted House (a few times).

The Gaelic Club has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Gaelic Club has been added to 125 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Gaelic Club
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
(A/B/) | cBA AGE | ABA ABc | BAG BdG | Bdg GAB |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | efe dcB | cAA A2 :||
B | ceg gec | ceg dBG | ceg gec | BGG G2(A/B/) |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | efe dcB | cAA A2 :||
X: 2
T: The Gaelic Club
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
dcB BAF | B^AB B/c/dB | cBA ceA | cea ecA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | f/g/af edc | dB^A B2 :|
dfa dfa | df/g/a fed | cAe ceA | cea ecA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc | dB^A B2 :|
|: dcB BAF | B2 B Bcd | cBA ceA | cea cBA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc |1 dBB B2F :||2 dBB B2d ||
|: dfa dfa | dfa fed | ceA ceA | cea cBA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc |1 dBB B2d :|2 dBB B2F ||
X: 3
T: The Gaelic Club
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
(A/B/) | cBA AGE | ABA ABc | BAG BdG | Bdg GAB |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | eg/f/e dcB | cAA A2 :||
B | ceg gec | ceg dBG | ceg gec | BGG GAB |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | eg/f/e dcB | cAA A2 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Gaelic Club
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A|cBA AGE|ABA ABc|BAG GAG|dcd GAB|
cBA AGE|AGA c2 d|efe dcB|cAA A2 :|
|:d|eaa efg|eaa ged|eaa gdc|BGG G2 A/B/|
|1cBA AGE|AGA c2 d|efe dcB|cAA A2:|
|2cBc dcd|edB c2 d|efe dcB|cAA A2|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Seven comments

Scottish Origin

This jig was originally a Scottish pipe jig, called "The Glasgow Gaelic Club."

Clubbin’ about ~

T: Glasgow Gaelic Club, The
T: Gaelic Club, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: B minor
|: c |
dcB BAF | B^AB B/c/dB | cBA ceA | cea ecA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | f/g/af edc | dB^A B2 :|
|: c |
dfa dfa | df/g/a fed | cAe ceA | cea ecA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc | dB^A B2 :|

I love that raised 7th, or ^A…

& from Dafydd:
https://thesession.org/tunes/5139
Which may or may not survive the final cut…

T: Glasgow Gaelic Club, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: B minor
|: dcB BAF | B2 B Bcd | cBA ceA | cea cBA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc |1 dBB B2F :||2 dBB B2d ||
|: dfa dfa | dfa fed | ceA ceA | cea cBA |
dcB BAF | B2 B dfa | faf edc |1 dBB B2d :|2 dBB B2F ||

I thought Dafydd’s post deserved a different entry…. It’s nice in Bm.

Another version

X: 1
T: Gaelic Club, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amin
(A/B/) | cBA AGE | ABA ABc | BAG BdG | Bdg GAB |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | eg/f/e dcB | cAA A2 :||
B | ceg gec | ceg dBG | ceg gec | BGG GAB |
cBA AGE | ABA c2d | eg/f/e dcB | cAA A2 :||

A good piping Jig

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Glasgow Gaelic Club

Probably composed by the piper William Gunn (c1788-1867) who was for a while piper to the Glasgow Gaelic Club. It was published in his ‘Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes’ (1848).

The Gaelic Club, X:4

This setting appears in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, no. 143.

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Re: The Gaelic Club, X:4

Also in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1850 melodies), # 956