Tuamgraney Castle

Hornpipe, A Dorian, Traditional Irish
Also known as Loch Leven Castle; Tuamgraine Castle; Tom Greany’s Castle

Tuamgraney Castle. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Traditional Irish Hornpipe. Play it together June 5, 2022. trailjams.org

Tuamgraney Castle is a traditional Irish hornpipe. Rising from the stones of County Clare, the name Tuamgraney Castle refers to a tower constructed by the O’Grady family to protect the nearby St. Cronan’s Church. Tuamgraney is a village in East County Clare, Ireland. The name Tuamgraney comes from the Irish “Tuaim Gréine,” meaning “Tomb of Gráinne.” (Tuamgraney is pronounced “toom-grainy.”)


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 for Tuamgraney Castle. Traditional Irish hornpipe. A Dorian. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay 5/26/2022. Chords for Tuamgraney Castle. trailjams.org
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 55bpm
Moderate tempo 75bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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