Sheet Music: The Connaughtman's Rambles

TitleThe Connaughtman's Rambles
Alternate titlesThe Connacht Jig
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB minor
RangeF#4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-07-16
Last updated2018-07-16
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Monday 16 July 2018

Tune of the Day: The Connaughtman's Rambles

Traditional Irish jig

This jig is one of the most enduring and popular pieces in the Irish repertoire, and has even spread to other genres. It is, for example, a staple for contra dancing. Connaught (or Connacht) is one four provinces of Ireland (along with Leinster, Munster, and Ulster), named for the ancient tribe who lived there, the Connachta.

Probably the earliest appearances of the tune in print is in R.M. Levey's The First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland, published in London in 1858.