Bean Dubh An Ghleanna reel

Also known as The Dark Woman Of The Glen.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

Bean Dubh An Ghleanna has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Bean Dubh An Ghleanna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G>AB>c d>>B G3 B/2d/2|g4 a/2g/2e/2f/2 d3 c/2A/2 B4|
G3 A/2B/2 cB A4 A/2G/2F/2A/2 G6:|(3def g4 (3feg a4|
(3bba g4 (3aag f/2 d2 c/2A/2 B4|G3 B/2d/2 g4 (3efg a4|
bc' b2 a2 g4|(3aag f/2 d2 c/2A/2 B>cAF G4|
(3ABd|g4 a/2g/2e/2f/2 d4 c/2A/2 B4|
G4 A/2B/2 cB A4|A/2G/2F/2A/2|G6||
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Three comments

Bean Dubh An Ghleanna (Air)

This is really an Air not a Reel but at 4/4 I did not know where else to put it. A grand old song which when played on the pipes by the likes of Liam O’Flynn would tear the heart out of you.

The hand winding tradition in Sean Nós singing! Thanks Weejie, I’d read about it somewhere but never seen it in action until now.