Bill Malley’s barndance

Also known as Bill O’Malley’s, Billy Malley’s Schottische.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Kilnamona (a few times).

Bill Malley's has been added to 148 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Bill Malley's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G3 AB2 GB|dedB G2 d2|B2 G2 d2 G2|B2 (3ABA A2 D2|
|G3 AB2 GB|dedB G2 Ac|B2 AG E2 (3DEF|1 G4 G2 D2:|2 G4 G2 (3gag|
|:e2 d2 g3 e|dedB G2 (3gag|e2 d2 g3 d|B2 (3AAA A2 (3gag|
|e2 d2 g3 e|dedB G2 Ac|B2 AG E2 (3DEF|1 G4 G2 (3gag:|2 G4 G4|
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X: 2
T: Bill Malley's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2A BGB|ded BAG|dBG d2G|GBA AGD|
|G2A BGB|ded B2A|BGD d2D|1 GAG G2D:|2 GAG G2g|
|:egd g3|ded BGG|ged gBg|dBA Aga|
|ged dBg|ded B2G/A/|BAG DGD|1 GAG G2g:|2 GAG G2D|
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X: 3
T: Bill Malley's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G3A B2 GB|dedB G2 d2|B2 G2 d2 G2|B2 A2 A2 D2|
|G3A B2 GB|dedB G2 A2|B2 AG EG/E/ DE|1 G4 G2 D2:|2 G4 G2 g2|
|:ef/e/ de g3e|dedB G3g|ef/e/ de g3d|B2 A2 A2 g2|
|ef/e/ de g3e|dedB G3A|B2 AG EG/E/ DE|1 G4 G2 g2:|2 G4 G4|
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Ten comments

Bill Malley’s

Bill Malley’s goes with the Kilnamona Barndance, as played by Martin Hayes on the first track on Under the Moon. These barndances go stately, not too fast, not as robust as Donegal barndances (a la Altan). This set quickly became a favorite at our local session and audiences really respond well to it, too, especially as a relief from the usual onslaught of fast jigs and reels.

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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes definetly has a great touch with these barndances (+ Kilnamona) plays them very well together, Great start to the CD - under the moon.

Bill Malley’s (barndance) - - Some Chords

|: G | G C | G | Am D| Em Em/D | C G | C | D G :| C G/B | D/A G | C G | Am D | Am G | D Em | C | D G | C G/B | D/A G | C G | Am D | C G/D | D G | Am | D G |

Note:

"Xm/Y" is a Xm chord with Y as root.

Bill Malley’s Schottische -

"Traditional Music for the Scottish Fiddle"
including new tunes by Brian McNeill, former fiddler with the Battlefield Band.

Is this one of his tunes?
This melody has the structure and feel of a march, whatever speed, and nice as a slow march, rather than a barndance… However, with the ‘skip’ thrown in and a little bit more on the tempo - so it is danceable, OK, but not the way Hayes belabours it, roll the casket along.

No, not a Scottish tune

This tune is by a fiddle player called Bill Malley, County Clare Ireland rather than a Scottish tune. I reckon Martin Hayes got the tune from him, since Martin is from Clare.

C: Bill Malley

Thanks for the information irishfiddles, credit given to the source…

Jig Version

Here’s a by the way quick jig /jaws harp mode conversion…

X: 1
T: Bill Malley’s JawsHarp Jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
D|:G2A BGB|ded BAG|dBG d2G|GBA AGD|
|G2A BGB|ded B2A|BGD d2D|1 GAG G2D:|2 GAG G2g|
|:egd g3|ded BGG|ged gBg|dBA Aga|
|ged dBg|ded B2G/A/|BAG DGD|1 GAG G2g:|2 GAG G2D|

Regarding the Scottish connection : look up Dornoch Links and there you have your answer.

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Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes plays another tune called Billy Malley’s Schottische on his self-titled album. That one’s in A.