The Hounds Of Letterfrack jig

Also known as The Letterfrack Hounds.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Hounds Of Letterfrack has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Hounds Of Letterfrack
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
d|:ecG EGc|ecG EGF|EGc edc|BA^G A2B|B^AB b^ab|
[1 a3a2g|g^fg ag=f|e3ecd:|2 a3a2^F|GBd fdB|c3c2A||
|:GEG cGc|e3e2d|cBc aca|g3gac'|b3 b^ab|
[1 a3a2 g|g^fg ag=f|e3ecA:|2 a3a2^F|GBd fdB|c3ccd||

Three comments

The REAL Hounds of Letterfrack

This tune name shows up elsewhere on the site but the tune shown there is actually "Mairtin O’Connor’s Flying Clog". This is the actual jig at the of the Hounds of Letterfrack set from Sharon Shannon’s "Diamond Mountain Sessions". Wonderful change of pace tune! Hope you enjoy.

Any bagpipe music?

You could transpose the tune to D by copying the ABC code and pasting it to the ABC Transposer page ( However, it would then have several high C#’s and a high D, in addition to the chromatic parts. It will be troublesome (though not impossible) on pipes and whistle no matter what.