Sheet Music: The Battle of Aughrim

TitleThe Battle of Aughrim
Alternate titlesAfter the Battle of Aughrim
Lament for the Battle of Aughrim
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo138 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-05-19
Last updated2020-05-19
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Celtic Music, Marches, Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Tuesday 19 May 2020

Tune of the Day: The Battle of Aughrim

Traditional Irish air

This tune, which can be played either as a lament or as a march tune, is named after the last great defeat of the native Gaelic army in Ireland in 1691, which came after the defeat of the Stuart forces at the Battle of the Boyne. Aughrim is a small village located near Ballinasloe, County Galway, about 30 miles from Galway city.

The tune itself was probably composed in the second half of the 18th century. It recently made an appearance in the 2013 film The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp.