Gallagher’s Frolics

Jig, E Dorian (or Em), Traditional Irish
Also known as Tell Her I Will; The Banner

Gallagher's Frolics. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together June 12, 2022.

A strong and nimble traditional Irish jig. The tune is in a minor scale (Em or E Dorian) that is at home on either a D or G instrument.

(This tune could be considered to be in either E minor or in E Dorian, the difference being whether the C in the scale is C-sharp or C-natural. Since the tune contains neither C-sharp nor C-natural, it’s mode is ambiguous. )


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Sheet music for Gallagher's Frolics, traditional Irish Jig. E Dorian or E Minor. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay 6/6/2022.

Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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