Michael Gaffney’s barndance

Also known as Ballroom Favorite, The Ballroom Favorite #2, The Ballroom Favorite No.2, The Ballroom Favorite, Ballroom Favourite, The Ballroom Favourite #2, The Ballroom Favourite No.2, The Ballroom Favourite, Ballroom Favourites, Rogha An Halla Rince.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Michael Gaffney's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2 |[1 e>dB>c d3 e :|
[2 e>dB>c d2 (3ABc ||
|: d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA |[1 d2 (3edc B3 c | d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | B2 c2 d2 (3ABc :|
[2 d2 (3edc B3 f | (3gag (3fgf (3efe (3Bcd | (3efe B>c d3 e |]
ABC
X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a3 f|g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d3 e:|
|:d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>AF>A|d2 (3edc B3 c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|B2 (3cBc d4||
ABC
X: 3
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d2 :|
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2| e>dB>c d2 :|
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]
# Added by muspc .
ABC
X: 5
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd bf a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|cd (3edB A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed Ac|(3dcd bf a4 |g2 fe B2 c2|1 edBc d4 |2 edBc d2 A2 |
|: dfed BAFA|(3dcd ed B4|(3dcd ed BAFA|(3BAB (3cBc d2 A2|
d2 ed BAFA|(3dcd (3edc B3 c|(3dcd ed BA FA|B2 c2 d4:|
ABC

Four comments

There is also what seems to be a 24 bar version on a 78 rpm recording:

|:(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a3 f|g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d3 e:|
2 e>dB>c d2 (3ABc||
|:d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>AF>A|d2 (3edc B3 c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|B2 (3cBc d4||

Michael Gaffney on banjo / John McKenna on flute - the second in a set of two barndances, following ‘The Ballroom Favourite’:

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3329

- but running out of time and steam this one was cut off at the end…

~ a 24 bar version on a 78 rpm recording:

X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
|: ze |\
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d2 :|
|: (3ABc |\
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]

Slight Corrections…

to ceolachan’s 24 bar version:

X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
|: ze |\
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2| e>dB>c d2 :|
| (3ABc |\
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]

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Michael Gaffney’s

After McKenna/Gaffney’s record. I’m presenting this as 32 bars, on the 78 they only got through it twice and I think they were hurried on by the recording engineer, thus they cut out 8 bars. Just a theory but who knows. Dunno if there are other instances of barndances/schottisches with irregular lengths like that.