Garrett Barry’s reel

Also known as Denis Murphy’s Miss McLeod’s, Garret Barry’s, Mister McLeod’s, Mr. McLeod’s, The Other McLeod’s, Sligo Duke.

There are 107 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Banish Misfortune (lots of times), The Battering Ram (a few times), The Virginia (a few times), The Banks Of Lough Gowna (a few times).

Garrett Barry's has been added to 120 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Garrett Barry's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: G3B d2Bd | edBe dBAB | G2GB d2BG | ABGE D2DE |
G2GB d2Bd | edBA GABd | edBA Bdef |1 gedB A2DE :|2 gedB A4 ||
g2gg gage | dBBA GABd | g2fa gedg | eaag a2ga |
bg~g2 a2ge | dBAB GABd | edBA Bdef |1 gedB A2de :|2 gedB A4 ||
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ABC
X: 2
T: Garrett Barry's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3e dGBd|edBe dBA2|~G3B dG (3Bcd|AEE2 GED2|
~G3B d2Bd|edcB cdeg|edcB cde2|1gedB AGEF:|2gedB agef|
|:~g3b agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|g2gb agf2|eaag agef|
~g2bg agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|edcB c2ef|1gedB age2:|2gedB AGEF||
ABC
X: 3
T: Garrett Barry's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3B d2Bd|edBe dBAB|~G3B d3B|AEGE DGBA|
~G3B d2Bd|edBA GABd|edcB cdef|gedB AGAB:|
~g3b a2ge|dGBA GABd|~g3a gedg|eaag a2ga|
b2gb abge|dGBA GABd|edcB cdef|gedB AGAB:|
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X: 4
T: Garrett Barry's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3B d2 Bd|edBe dBAB|G3B d2 BG|ABGE D2 DE|
G2 GB d2 Bd|edBA GA B/c/d|edBA Bdef|1 gedB ADFA:|2 gedB A3f||
g2 Bg gage|dB{d}BA GA B/c/d|g2 fa gedg|ea{b}ag a2 ga|
b~g3 a2 ge|dBAB GA B/c/d|edBA Bdef|1 gedB A3f:|2 gedB ADFA||
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Twelve comments

Garrett Barry’s Reel

There is a "Garrett Barry’s" jig already in the Tunes section. This tune is a reel. Also, several references to "Garrett Barry’s" in the Recordings section should be to the reel, not the jig. This is bound to get confusing.

I learned this from Eoin O’Neill’s "In Session" CD, where Yvonne Casey plays it on fiddle in a set followed by "Gatehouse Maid." You can also see them play it on the Custy’s Music web site (look under video session clips). You can hear it played on flute on "Music At Matt Malloy’s", in a set followed by "Miss McLeod’s." A nice accordian version is on John Williams’ self-titled CD in a set preceeded by "Darley’s (a.k.a. Four Mile Stone) and "The Jug of Punch."

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References to Recordings

Most of the links to Recordings of this tune is for Garrett Barry’s Jig. The three mentioned in the previous comment are to the reel. There may be more.

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I love this tune played with the gatehouse maid on Eoin O Neill’s cd.

T:Garrett Barry’s
M:C
L:1/8
S:Matt Molloy
R:reel
N:
D:
Z:gmp
K:G
~G3e dGBd|edBe dBA2|~G3B dG (3Bcd|AEE2 GED2|
~G3B d2Bd|edcB cdeg|edcB cde2|1gedB AGEF:|2gedB agef|
|:~g3b agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|g2gb agf2|eaag agef|
~g2bg agf2|edBe dG (3Bcd|edcB c2ef|1gedB age2:|2gedB AGEF||

Mister McLeod’s

I’ve just learned it from Mike Rafferty’s flute playing.

K: Gmaj
~G3B d2Bd|edBe dBAB|~G3B d3B|AEGE DGBA|
~G3B d2Bd|edBA GABd|edcB cdef|gedB AGAB:|
~g3b a2ge|dGBA GABd|~g3a gedg|eaag a2ga|
b2gb abge|dGBA GABd|edcB cdef|gedB AGAB:|

Christy Barry and Conor McCarthy recorded it as The Other McLeod’s.

Mister McLeod’s

I forgot to mention it is Mike Rafferty who gave the alternative title.

I like the other versions here more than the Matt Molloy version. Strange - I usually like his settings.

This is in Gmaj, not Ador.

Garrett Barry’s (reel)

Here’s a somewhat closer transcription of what Yvonne Casey plays, based on a YouTube video posted in this thread: http://www.thesession.org/discussions/15829.

It’s lovely playing. It’s not as "minimalist" as some might think at first blush. Yvonne uses some choice cuts, bowed triplets, and rolls. I’m not so crazy about those long Gs in the first part and long As at the end of the second part, but Yvonne makes them work.

For the G3s, I also play variations: GFG or GDG or ~G3. For the A3s (at the turn from the first half into the second, and again when the second half repeats), I sometimes play A2 B/c/d or AcBA to get back to the g.

Also, I sometimes add slurred triplets to some of the quarter note g’s and a’s in the 2nd part, for example: |b-g3 (3aba ge|

X: 1
T: Garrett Barry’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
S: From the playing of Yvonne Casey, fiddler, Co. Clare
K: G
G3B d2 Bd|edBe dBAB|G3B d2 BG|ABGE D2 DE|
G2 GB d2 Bd|edBA GA B/c/d|edBA Bdef|1 gedB ADFA:|2 gedB A3f||
g2 Bg gage|dB{d}BA GA B/c/d|g2 fa gedg|ea{b}ag a2 ga|
b~g3 a2 ge|dBAB GA B/c/d|edBA Bdef|1 gedB A3f:|2 gedB ADFA||

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Liam O’Flynn’s Version C Natural??

I sometimes have difficulty hearing BAB verse BCB. It sounds like O’Flynn is playing BCB. Is his version different or does some one have his version??