Sheet Music: O'Donnell Abú

TitleO'Donnell Abú
Alternate titlesO'Donal Abhu
The Clan Connell War Song
Our Land Shall Be Free
Proudly the Note of the Trumpet is Sounding
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–F#5
Time signature4/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-11-10
Last updated2011-11-10
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Categories
Celtic Music, Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 10 November 2011

Tune of the Day: O'Donnell Abú

Traditional Irish march

This Irish march is probably as old as the late 16th century, and commemorates Hugh O'Donnell, the leader of Ireland's native and Catholic clans in the wars against Protestant Elizabethan troops in the 1590s. According to some sources, however, the tune was composed in the early part of the 19th century by Joseph Haliday, a bandmaster from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

Thanks to Brian for suggesting this tune!