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Sheet Music: The Green Glens of Antrim

TitleThe Green Glens of Antrim
ComposerKenneth North
 
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–E5
Time signature3/4
Tempo52 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (47 kB) (preview)
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Date added2012-12-30
Last updated2012-12-30
CategoriesCeltic Music

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Sunday 30 December 2012

Tune of the Day: The Green Glens of Antrim

Irish folk song

This beautiful waltz-time song was written by Kenneth North sometime before 1950, and has been covered by nearly every Irish band since. The lyrics tell of a traveler who has left Ulster and longs to return to the beautiful scenery of the glens (valleys) and to one particular person that he left behind. The Nine Glens that radiate from the Antrim Plateau to the coast are an area of outstanding natural beauty and are a major tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.

Thanks to Michael for suggesting this tune!