The Connaughtman’s Rambles

Jig, D, Irish Traditional
TrailJams Tune of the Week for June 24, 2021; May 7, 2023

The Connaughtman's Rambles. Traditional Irish Jig, D. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 7, 2023. Illustration copyright 2021, 2023 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 descendants 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


Examples of sets that include this tune.

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