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Rocky Road to Dublin for Guitar Quartet
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By Traditional (Ireland)

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Solo Guitar - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional (Ireland). Arranged by Dan Jones ( Contemporary, Folk, World. Individual part. 22 pages. DanJonesGuitarist #6319669. Published by DanJonesGuitarist (A0.851186).

Item Number: A0.851186

Rocky Road to Dublin - Arranged for four guitars by Dan Jones

"Rocky Road to Dublin" is a 19th-century Irish song.

 It tells of the trials and experiences of a young man as he travels to Liverpool in England, via Dublin, from his rural home in Tuam, Ireland.

The piece is a favourite instrumental in 9/8 time. It has the characteristics of a slip jig, with five accents in the bar, on quavers 1,3,4,6 and7. These can be heard in the first bar in guitar 1. In the sung version, the singer sings ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5’ to correspond with these.

This arrangement balances the melodic interest across all four guitar parts. It is suitable for intermediate/advanced players.


A split screen video of the arranger performing the piece will be uploaded here before the end of March 2021.

For a wealth of arrangements for guitarists of all abilities, both solo and guitar, please visit

To read of my time working as a guitarist in rural France, please see


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