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Tralee Gaol  (Ador) 

When this tune, the “Tralee Jail,” is played in Edor it is often called “Glen Cottage.”  In Scotland it’s called “The Haughs of Cromdale.”  The Flett’s write

“The Haughs of Cromdale” is one of the relatively small group of Country Dances which are in Strathspey tempo. It provides a further illustration of the use in the Country Dance of figures derived from other dance-forms, for it incorporates the movements of the Circle Dance (couples dancing around the hall) the Highland Schottische. This fact also enables us to date the dance with reasonable accuracy, for it must have been composed after the introduction of the Highland Schottische, i.e. after about 1855. [1]

 

Chords:

Am / Am G / Am G / G   /Am / Am G / Em G / Am

Am /          /  G       / D   / Am /            /  Em  G / Am

 

Tralee Jail,

 

Tralee Jail,

 

[1] J.P. & T.M. Flett, Traditional Dancing in Scotland, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1964, p. 257.

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