The Connaughtman’s Rambles

Jig, D, Irish Traditional
TrailJams Tune of the Week for June 24, 2021

The Connaughtman's Rambles. Traditional Irish Jig, D. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together June 24, 2021. Illustration copyright 2021 Jonathan Lay.

Connaught (Connacht) is a province of Ireland, composed of the counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo. In ancient times it was a kingdom of Ireland, named for the decedents of Conn. To be a Connaughtman, as in the tune’s title, is to be a man of Connacht. A ramble is a walking or hiking tour.


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 and chords for The Connaughtman’s Rambles. Traditional Irish jig in D. Arrangement: Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm


  • Connaughtman’s Rambles (D) / Mug of Brown Ale (A Dorian)  / Kesh Jig (G)
  • Connaughtman’s Rambles / Mug Of Brown Ale / Willie Coleman
  • Blarney Pilgrim / Behind the Haystack / Connaughtman’s Rambles
  • Blarney Pilgrim / Kesh Jig / Connaughtman’s Rambles

References and Resources