Sheet Music: The Miller of Glenmire

TitleThe Miller of Glenmire
Alternate titlesJohn Conroy's
The Lilting Banshee
Ryan's Favorite
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-12-16
Last updated2021-12-16
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 16 December 2021

Tune of the Day: The Miller of Glenmire

Traditional Irish jig

This jig is taken from Francis O'Neill's celebrated collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903. O'Neill had the tune from a 17-year-old fiddler named George West, who, although gifted musically, was somewhat indigent and did not own a fiddle. He had formed a symbiotic musical relationship of sorts with one O'Malley, who did own a fiddle and who eked out a meager living playing house parties despite the loss of a finger from his left hand. O'Malley, however, invariably could only make it to midnight before he got too drunk to bow, at which time West took over his fiddle and finished the night's engagement.