Sheet Music: The Cliffs of Doneen

TitleThe Cliffs of Doneen
Alternate titlesCliffs of Dooneen
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature3/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-05-08
Last updated2010-05-08
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Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 8 May 2010

Tune of the Day: The Cliffs of Doneen

Traditional Irish song

This Irish song was made famous back in the early seventies by folk singer Christy Moore.

You may travel far far from your own native land,
Far away o'er the mountains, far a-way o'er the foam,
But of all the fine places that I've ever been
Sure there's none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen.

But where are the “cliffs of Doneen”? Because the song refers to several locations in County Clare, Ireland, most people assume that the cliffs of Doneen are in County Clare. However, opinions differ greatly on this subject. Some people even think that such a place doesn't exist at all!