The Salamanca

Reel, D, Traditional Irish

The Salamanca. Traditional Irish Reel. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay.


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. The version of the tune here is simplified, based on The Bothy Band’s recording of the tune on their 1975 album.

Sheet music and chords for The Salamanca, traditional Irish reel in D major. 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.