The Ballivanich reel

Also known as The Ballinvanich, Ballivanich, Ballivanichm, The Boys From Ballavanich, Boys Of Balivanich, The Boys Of Balivanich, Boys Of Ballivanich, The Boys Of Ballivanich.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Ballivanich has been added to 125 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Ballivanich
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
~f3e dBBB|ABBd faag|~f3e deBd|cAAA EAce|
~f3e dBBB|ABBd faaf|g2fg ~e3d|1cAAA EAce:|2cAAA eAcA||
Bfag ~f3e|dBBB dfff|ceag efed|cAAA eAcA|
dfag ~f3e|dBBB dfff|a2ag efed|1cAAA eAcA:|2cAAA EAce||
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X: 2
T: The Ballivanich
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
f2 fe dBBd |A ~B3 faag |f2 fe dBBd |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
f2 fe dBBd |A ~B3 faaf |g2 gf efed |cA A/2A/2A eAce:|
fBdA B3 d |e ~f3 faag |fBdA B3 d |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
fBdA B3 d |e ~f3 faaf |g2 fg efed |cA A/2A/2A [1eAce:|[2eAcA|
B2 ag effe |dB B/2B/2B dffe |c2 af efed |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
d2 ag effe |dB B/2B/2B df f/2f/2f |f-gfg efed |cA A/2A/2A [1eAcA:|[2eAce|
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X: 3
T: The Ballivanich
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:f3e dBBd |AB3 faag |f3e dBBd |cA A2 eAce |
f3e dBBd |AB3 faaf |g3f efed |cA A2 eAce:||
|:fBdA B3 d |ef3 faag |fBdA B3 d |cA A2 eAce |
fBdA B3 d |ef3 faaf |g2 fg efed |cA A2 [1eAce:|[2eAcA|
|:Bfag f3e|dB B2 df f2|ceag efed|cA A2 eAcA|
dfag f3e|dB B2 df f2|a3g efed|1cA A2 eAcA:|2cA A2 EAce||
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Twelve comments

Source: Sé, Lúnasa.
Composer: Ian Kirkpatrick
Transcription: Pere

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possibly Ballynahinch,Co.Down

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Don’t think so , "cos". The title of the tune is definitely "Ballivanich" - no mistake. Ian is a Scottish accordion player, from the borders, and Ballivanich is on Benbecula. Never heard him talk of any associations with Co.Down.

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Definitely no Co Down but Benbecula - I only speak with certainty as I am Ian’s wee sister. Glad you liked the tune.

Wolfstone also plays a version of this tune.

Love it. :)

Oops…

Damn.. I think that f should be e…

3rd bar——-> |~f3e deBd|

Sorry, I’ve realized one month later…

Balivanich

my transcript of the Wolfstone version of Balivanich on their Live album Not Enough Shouting - love it too ! :)


T:Balivanich - Wolfstone
C:
N:
Q:1/4=112
V:1 %
R: Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
f2 fe dB Bd |AB B2 fa ag |f2 fe dB Bd |cA A2 eA ce |f2 fe dB Bd |AB B2 fa af |g2 gf ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |fB BA B3 e |f2 fe fa ag |fB BA B3 d |cA A2 eA ce |fB BA B2-Be |f2 fe fa af |g2 gf ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |
d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |c2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |A2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |B2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |c2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |A2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA cA |
A2- A2 z4 |]

Great tune! Brilliant tune! My fave is Wolfstone version. Have it on an old Green Linnet compilation, Blew me away when I first heard it and never tire of listening to it.

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The Boys of Balivanich

This tune was recorded on the album "The First Measure" (Pipedown) as The Boys of Balivanich.

X: 1
T:The Boys of Balivanich
Q:1/4=112
R: Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Bmin
f2 fe dB Bd |AB B2 fa ag |f2 fe dB Bd |cA A2 eA ce |f2 fe dB Bd |AB B2 fa af |g2 gf ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |fB BA B3 e |f2 fe fa ag |fB BA B3 d |cA A2 eA ce |fB BA B2-Be |f2 fe fa af |g2 gf ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |
d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |c2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |A2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |B2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |c2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA ce |d2 ag ef fe |dB B2 df fe |A2 af ef ed |cA A2 eA cA |
A2- A2 z4 |]

Another transcription

i heard this at tune played by some folk from the RSAMD at a celtic connections concert last weekend. fantastic tune, but none of the transcriptions about quite works for me.

here’s another version, taken directly from their playing. the principal difference is at the end of the third part - i have a feeling that the tune was originally written as played by Breabach and Pipedown, but i prefer it this way.

X: 11
T: The Ballivanich Reel
R: Reel
M: 4/4
K: Bm
f2 fe dBBd |A ~B3 faag |f2 fe dBBd |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
f2 fe dBBd |A ~B3 faaf |g2 gf efed |cA A/2A/2A eAce:|
fBdA B3 d |e ~f3 faag |fBdA B3 d |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
fBdA B3 d |e ~f3 faaf |g2 fg efed |cA A/2A/2A [1eAce:|[2eAcA|
B2 ag effe |dB B/2B/2B dffe |c2 af efed |cA A/2A/2A eAce |
d2 ag effe |dB B/2B/2B df f/2f/2f |f-gfg efed |cA A/2A/2A [1eAcA:|[2eAce|

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