The Connaughtman’s Rambles

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

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.

Recordings

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.

Musical score (sheet music) for The Connaughtman’s Rambles. Traditional Irish jig in D.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 70bpm
Moderate tempo 90bpm

Sets

  • 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