An Orkney barndance

Also known as An Orkney Barn Dance, An Orkney Schottische, Orkney.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

An Orkney has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: An Orkney
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: C>D |
E2 c2 c2 B>^A | B2 F2 F4 | E2 G2 G2 (3EFG | F>E^D>F E2 C>=D |
E2 c2 (3cdc (3cB^A | B2 F2 F3 A | G>AB>c d>ef>G | A2 c2 A2 :|
|: c>d |
e2 a2 c2 E>D | C>EA>B c2 B>c | d2 f2 G2 E>G | A>GA>B c2 (3Bcd |
e2 (3aga c2 E>D | C>EA>B c3 A | G>AB>c d>ef>g | a2 A2 A2 :|

K: Dmaj
|: (3FG^G |
A2 f2 f2 e>^d | e2 B2 B2 e>d | c2 (3efe c>B (3ABc | B>A^G>B A2 F>=G |
(3ABA f2 (3fgf e>^d | e2 B2 b3 a | ^g>ab>a =g>ec>A | d2 f2 d2 :|
|: (3fg^g |
a2 d2 f2 a>g | f>Ad>e f2 e>f | g2 b2 (3cdc a>c | d>cd>e f>ef>g |
a2 d2 f3 a | f>dA>d (3fgf (3fed | c>de>f g2 (3ABc | d2 (3ddd d2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: An Orkney
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E2 c2 c2 B^A | B2 F2 F4 | E2 G2 G2 EG | FE^DF E2 C=D |
E2 c2 c2 B^A | B2 F2 F3 A | GABc defG | A2 c2 A2 :|
e2 a2 c2 ED | CEAB c2 Bc | d2 f2 G2 EG | AGAB c2 cd |
e2 a2 c2 ED | CEAB c3 A | GABc defg | a2 A2 A2 :|
A2 f2 f2 e^d | e2 B2 B2 ed | c2 e2 c2 Bc | BA^GB A2 F=G |
A2 f2 f2 e^d | e2 B2 B3 A | ^GABA =gecA | d2 f2 d2 :|
a2 d2 f2 ag | fAde f2 ef | g2 b2 c2 Ac | dcde fefg |
a2 d2 f3 a | fdAd f2 ed | cdef gABc | dfec d2 :|
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Five comments

~ an Orkney barndance

Really a ‘gan ainm’, but they’ve given it a name here, where you can find another transcription, closer to the first one transcribed here:

"Traditional Scottish Fiddling"
Compiled by Christine Martin
Taigh na Teud Music Publishing, 2002
http://www.scotlandsmusic.com/
ISBN: 1-871931-38X
http://www.scotlandsmusic.com/tutors.htm

Page 103: "Orkney Polka"

Notes: "This is an old Orkney dance tune whose original name has been lost."

Also notated with swing and 4/4, the tempo they give is ~ at 2/2 = 80 beat per minute…

I guess they also hadn’t a name for it, so for now, unless we hear otherwise in the future, the geographic tag goes nicely with the swing…

“Orkney Barndance” ~ A & D

I’ve given two distinctly different takes on the tune, the second is within the D limitation of some instruments… I’d love to see other takes on this tune…

“An Orkney Barndance / Schottische” ~ minus the ‘>’ & ‘(3’

X: 1
T: An Orkney
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance / schottische
K: A Major
|: CD |
E2 c2 c2 B^A | B2 F2 F4 | E2 G2 G2 EG | FE^DF E2 C=D |
E2 c2 c2 B^A | B2 F2 F3 A | GABc defG | A2 c2 A2 :|
|: cd |
e2 a2 c2 ED | CEAB c2 Bc | d2 f2 G2 EG | AGAB c2 cd |
e2 a2 c2 ED | CEAB c3 A | GABc defg | a2 A2 A2 :|

X: 2
T: An Orkney
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance / schottische
K: D Major
|: FG |
A2 f2 f2 e^d | e2 B2 B2 ed | c2 e2 c2 Bc | BA^GB A2 F=G |
A2 f2 f2 e^d | e2 B2 B3 A | ^GABA =gecA | d2 f2 d2 :|
|: fg |
a2 d2 f2 ag | fAde f2 ef | g2 b2 c2 Ac | dcde fefg |
a2 d2 f3 a | fdAd f2 ed | cdef gABc | dfec d2 :|

There are also a few other possibilities given above, as usual…