The Longford Collector

Reel, G, Traditional Irish

The Longford Collector. Traditional Irish Reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together July 2, 2023. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.

This traditional Irish reel has the distinction of being the second tune in the famous Tarbolton set that was recorded in 1934 by Michael Coleman. Due in part to that recording, and in part because it’s a great tune, it is still a favorite among tune players.


Sheet Music

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 Longford Collector, traditional Irish reel in G. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Very slow tempo 45bpm
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.