Sheet Music: Gillian the Drover

TitleGillian the Drover
Alternate titlesGiolla na Drover
The Drover Lads
Gille Na Drobhair
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
Time signature6/8
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time3:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-08-16
Last updated2012-08-16
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 16 August 2012

Tune of the Day: Gillian the Drover

Traditional Irish jig

Irish music collector Francis O'Neill already called this tune an “ancient Irish march“ in the early 20th century. It must certainly be over two centuries old, as its title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes, which he published circa 1800.