The Boys Of Ballinahinch reel

Also known as The Blackberry Blossom, The Boys Of Ballynahinch, The Humours Of Ballinahinch, Malynn’s Fancy, Mullin’s Fancy, The Rising Sun, Seannie Davey’s, The Strawberry Blossom.

There are 150 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn (a few times), The Castle (a few times), Crowley’s (a few times), The Dawn (a few times).

The Boys Of Ballinahinch has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2df eBBA|Bdef g2ag|f2df eBBc|dBAF E2D2:|
fgaf d4|fgaf g4|faab afdf|gefd B2A2||
fgaf d4|fgaf g3a|bgaf gfed|cdef g2ag||
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X: 2
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag|f3d edBA|3(Bcd ef geag|f3d edBA|dBAG FDD2:||
|fgaf d3g|fgaf g3a|fgaf gfef|3(gfe 3(fed ed 3(Bcd|
|fgaf d3g|fgaf g3a|b2 af gfed|3(Bcd ef g2 ag||
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X: 3
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|f2df eB~B2|~d3e fgag|f2df edBe|dBAF (3EFE D2|
dcdf eB~B2|~d3e fgag|f2df edBe|dBAF (3EFE D2||
~a3b afdf|afdf afdg|faa^g afdf|gfed (3Bcd ea|
faa^g afdf|abaf gfga|aggf gfef|g2gf gbag||
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X: 4
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fd ~d2 eB ~B2 | d2 Ad faag | fd ~d2 ABdB | AFdF ~E2 D2 |
d3 f eB ~B2 | dfeg faag | f2 dB ABcB | AFDF ~E2 D2 ||
~a3 b afdf | afdf afdf | a3 b afdf | gfed Bcdf |
a3 b afdf | abaf gfga | (3bag (3agf gfef | g2 fa gbag |]
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X: 5
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|f~d3 e~B3|dcde faag|fdd=c AB=cB|AFdF EFD2|
d3f e~B3|dcde faag|fdd=c AB=cB|AFdF EFD2|
|faab afdf|afdf gfed|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|
faab afdf|abaf g2ga|(3(agf) gf gfef|g2gf gaag|
ABC
X: 6
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:g|fadf edBA|fadf g2ag|f2df edBc|dcBA GAd:|
||g|faaf dcde|faaf g2ge|faaf afef|gfed Bcde|
|faaf dcde|faaf g2ga|agaf gfed| (3Bcdef g2|]
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X: 7
T: The Boys Of Ballinahinch
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:f2 df edBA|(3Bcd ef g2 ag|f2 df edBA|dBAF EF D2|
f2 df edBA|(3Bcd ef g2 ag|f2 df edBA|dBAF EF D2||
|:faaf d3e|faaf g3e|faaf gfef|gfed Bdde|
faaf d3e|faaf g3a|bgaf gfed|(3Bcd ef g4||
# Added by JACKB .
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Thirteen comments

The Boys of Ballinahinch

Source: Music At Matt Molloy’s
Transcription: Gian Marco ( craniota )

I really like this tune , I’m still not sick of it and ive been playing it for years and years

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AKA The Blackberry Blossom, this tune is often played as part of a set known as The John Bowe Set, after the eponymous gifted box player. The next tune in the set is Dick Gossip’s but I don’t have a name for the 2rd tune. However, as Gian Marco indicates, this is the set played on Live at Matt Molloy’s.

As taught to Pat Higgins by Alan Docherty (Pat’s transcription):

X: 1
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag|f3d edBA|3(Bcd ef geag|f3d edBA|dBAG FDD2:||
|fgaf d3g|fgaf g3a|fgaf gfef|3(gfe 3(fed ed 3(Bcd|
|fgaf d3g|fgaf g3a|b2 af gfed|3(Bcd ef g2 ag||

Posted .

“Mullin’s Fancy”

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on February 6th 2003 by gian marco.

X: 1
T: Mullin’s Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|f2df eB~B2|~d3e fgag|f2df edBe|dBAF (3EFE D2|
dcdf eB~B2|~d3e fgag|f2df edBe|dBAF (3EFE D2||
~a3b afdf|afdf afdg|faa^g afdf|gfed (3Bcd ea|
faa^g afdf|abaf gfga|aggf gfef|g2gf gbag||

“Mullin’s Fancy” (Mallynn’s Fancy) ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on December 7th 2007 by airport.
~ /tunes/8026

X: 3
T: Mullin’s Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: D Major
fd ~d2 eB ~B2 | d2 Ad faag | fd ~d2 ABdB | AFdF ~E2 D2 |
d3 f eB ~B2 | dfeg faag | f2 dB ABcB | AFDF ~E2 D2 ||
~a3 b afdf | afdf afdf | a3 b afdf | gfed Bcdf |
a3 b afdf | abaf gfga | (3bag (3agf gfef | g2 fa gbag |]

"Malynn’s Fancy"
From the new Patrick Street CD "On the Fly" - the notes say it was first recorded by Packie Dolan…

# Posted on December 7th 2007 by airport

~ | f2 dB ABdB | ~

Correction for the previous transcription as suggested from ‘airport’ ~ A-part, bar 7…

" ~ you might naturalize the c in the A part (or maybe that should have been a d?)"

# Posted on December 10th 2007 by airport

The c#, as given also seems to be another reasonable option, but I tend to favour the d…. Thanks airport… ;-)

Tune help needed— Mullin´s Fancy

OK, I found Mullin´s Fancy on this site…and I knwo it goes by 3 other names…but what I am wondering is, does anybody know the versuion that is on "KIttie Lie Over" by Mick O´brien etc? It sound stotally different from the one that this site has music for.

Re: Tune help needed— Mullin´s Fancy

it’s the same - it’s in a different key and somewhere they play a natural instead of an unnatural. you could try out some of the other versions pasted in the comments and see if you get closer, but it might just be easiest to learn it off the recording

Re: Tune help needed— Mullin´s Fancy

Try this:

X: 1
T: Mullin’s Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|f~d3 e~B3|dcde faag|fdd=c AB=cB|AFdF EFD2|
d3f e~B3|dcde faag|fdd=c AB=cB|AFdF EFD2|
|faab afdf|afdf gfed|faab afdf|gfed Bcde|
faab afdf|abaf g2ga|(3(agf) gf gfef|g2gf gaag|

Smallpipe setting

Smallpipe (A) setting arranged from Michael Eskin:

X: 1
T: Boys Of Ballinahinch, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|:g|fadf edBA|fadf g2ag|f2df edBc|dcBA GAd:|
||g|faaf dcde|faaf g2ge|faaf afef|gfed Bcde|
|faaf dcde|faaf g2ga|agaf gfed| (3Bcdef g2|]

Found here: http://www.tradlessons.com/?cat=3

thanks timmy! that pretty close.