Sheet Music: The Roads of Kildare

TitleThe Roads of Kildare
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB major
Time signature6/8
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-10-09
Last updated2011-10-09
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Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk


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Sunday 9 October 2011

Tune of the Day: The Roads of Kildare

Traditional Irish song

This Irish folk song, written by John Duggan, is mostly famous for the 1987 recording by Brian Coll, but has also been recorded by other famous singers such as Daniel O'Donnell and Marie O'Brien. We have kept the original key of B major, hoping that it will make this piece a good sight-reading exercise. If you find it too difficult to read, remember that you can easily transpose the tune to B-flat major by just changing the key signature (remove all the sharps and make the B's and E's flat).

Thanks to Pat for suggesting this song!