The Road To Sligo reel

By Brendan Tonra

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Road To Sligo has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Road To Sligo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A|fd ~d2 Adfb|bafb afeg|fd ~d2 adfa|baaf e2de|
f2fd edfa|bafb afed|ABde fece|dBAG FAD:|

Six comments

Does anyone know who wrote this tune? Was it written by Kate McNamara?

No. Kate’s liner notes say that she learned it from Mary MacNamara.

The Road to Sligo - source

I was just listening to Kate MacNamara’s recording of this lovely tune and decided to learn it. I see that there was a question three years ago as to who wrote it. Tunepal found it in a collection of compositions of the late Brendan Tonra.

Re: The Road To Sligo

I’m looking at an issue of Comhaltas’ “Treoir” magazine - #4 1992 - which has 5 tunes composed by Brendan Tonra transcribed in the centre pages. This is one of them.

Re: The Road To Sligo

Kenny, I have Brendans book of tunes “A Musical Voyage” and the 5 tunes you are looking for are probably in it if you have the names. As for the Treoir I am sure I have it somewhere but could take a while to find it. I can loan you the book or if it’s out of print (I can’t find a date in the book) I could copy it or if you just need the five tunes I can copy them for you.