Last Train From Loughrea jig

Also known as The Last Train From Loughrea.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Last Train From Loughrea has been added to 9 tune sets.

Last Train From Loughrea has been added to 105 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Last Train From Loughrea
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF DEF|A2 A FAd|fed e2 d|fed ~B2 A|
~d3 d2 d|dcB A2 D|DEF A2 F|1 FED D3:|2 FED D2 E||
|:F2 F FED|~F3 FED|FAF FED|FAA ~B2 A|
~d3 d2 d|dcB A2 D|DEF A2 F|1 FED D3:|2 FED D2 a||
|:afd dcd|afd def|gfe edc|dcB ABc|
~d3 d2 d|dcB A2 D|DEF A2 F|1 FED D2 a:|2 FED D2 E||
|:FAA ~B2 A|FAA ~B2 A|FAA FAA|def ecA|
~d3 d2 d|dcB A2 D|DEF A2 F|1 FED D2 E:|2 FED D3||
X: 2
T: Last Train From Loughrea
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DEF DEF | A2 F ABd | fed e2 d |fed B2 A |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|
|: FAA B2 A | FAA B2 A | FAA FAA | def edB |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|
|: F3 FED | F3 FED |FGF FED | FAA B2 A |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D2 a :|
|: afd d2 a | afd def | gfe edB | dcB ABc |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|
X: 3
T: Last Train From Loughrea
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF D3|A3 FAd|fed e2 d|fed B2 A|
dB/c/d def|dcB A2 D|DEF AFd|1 FEA D3:|2 FEA D2 E||
|:F3 FED|D3 FED|FDA D3|E3 EFA|
dB/c/d def|dcB A2 D|DEF AFd|1 FEA D3:|2 FEA D2 d||
|:fed dB/c/d|f3 def|g3 edc|dcB ABc|
dB/c/d def|dcB A2 D|DEF AFd|1 FEA D2 d:|2 FEA D2 E||
|:DAA dAA|D3 B2 A|D3 FAA|def ecA|
dB/c/d def|dcB A2 D|D3 AFd|1 FEA D2 E:|2 FEA D3||
# Added by JACKB .

Thirteen comments

it would be a nice touch to credit the composer, Vincent Broderick, as Kevin Burke does in his introduction to the tunes in the Youtube video.

As far as I know, there’s no train station in Loughrea. The tune might go well with The Seanamhac Tube Station.

Vincent Broderick, Credit

Sorry not to credit Vincent Broderick, Thanks Gary for him.

“The Last Train from Loughrea” ~ composed by Vincent Broderick

"Traditonal Irish Flute Solos: The Truroe Stone Collection"
The compositions of Vincent Broderick
Waltons Music, Inc., 1990
ISBN: 1-85720-061-6

Page 9: "The Last Train from Loughrea"

X: 1
T: The Last Train From Loughrea
C: Vincent Broderick
S: "The Truroe Stone Collection", minus ornamentation
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: DEF DEF | A2 F ABd | fed e2 d |fed B2 A |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|
|: FAA B2 A | FAA B2 A | FAA FAA | def edB |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|
|: F3 FED | F3 FED |FGF FED | FAA B2 A |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D2 a :|
|: afd d2 a | afd def | gfe edB | dcB ABc |
d3 d2 d | dcB A2 F |DEF A2 F | FED D3 :|

Sounds like the tune might have been written to commemorate the closing of the station.

The foolishness of the past ~ decomissioning railtrack

Yes, ‘the last train’…

This has been something that has been decried for a long time, the loss of railtrack in Eire/Ireland… This includes what happened to Dublin. They closed down track, people claimed the areas for their own, encroached on what had been previously national land, and now the damned city is hell as far as traffic. No politician has had the nerve to claim it back, for the health and welfare of a clogged city.

The rail system in Ireland and the rest of these islands has suffered from lack of forsight, and Cymru/Wales is another place where much of the old tracks were pulled up. Now we are starting to realize what we’ve lost that we need now, more mass transport and less traffic on the roads…

Round my way, they ripped up the tracks but have had the foresight to tarmac them over as cycle tracks. An excellent idea!!

I wish they’d done the same here…

& in Ireland… What a joy that would have been, and an attraction for cycle loving tourists too.

Last Train From Loughrea, X:3

My piping take on this great tune.

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