The Galway Rambler

Reel (single reel), G, Traditional Irish

The Galway Rambler; Traditional Irish reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together December 11, 2022. Image copyright 2022 Jonathan Lay.


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 Galway Rambler, traditional Irish reel in G major. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • Devaney’s Goat (D) / Galway Rambler (G) / Swinging on a Gate (G)
  • Devaney’s Goat (D) / Galway Rambler (G) / Last Night’s Fun
  • Fermoy Lasses / Reconciliation / Galway Rambler
  • The Galway Rambler / The Bucks of Oranmore

References and Resources

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