The Macroom Fling barndance

Also known as The Macroom Highland Fling, The Macroom.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Macroom Fling has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Macroom Fling
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3GFE |D2 D>E G>AB>G | A>GB>G A>GE>G |
D2 D>E G>AB>d |[1 g>ed>B (3ABA :|[2 g2 (3edB G2 ||
(3Bcd |g2 g>e d2 g>e | (3ded B>G A>GE>G |
g>f (3gfe d>eg>a | b2 (3gab (3aba g>a |
b>gg>b a>ge>f | g>ed>B A>GE>G |
D3 E G>A (3Bcd | g>ed>B G2 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: The Macroom Fling
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D>B, |A,>^G,A,>B, D2 (3FED | E>DF>D E>D (3B,CD |\
A,2 A,>B, D2 (3FGA |[1 d>BA<F E2 :|[2 d>BA<F D2 ||
|: (3FGA |d2- d>B A>Fd>B | (3ABA (3FED E>DB,>D |\
d>cd<B A>Bd<e | f2 (3def (3efe (3def |
a>df>d e>dB>c | d>BA<F E2 (3B,CD |\
A,2- A,>B, D>EF<A | d>BA<F D2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: The Macroom Fling
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: GE |D3 E GABG | AGBG AGEG |\
D2 DE GABd |[1 gedB A2 :|[2 gedB G2 ||
|: Bd |g2 ge d2 ge | d2 BG AGEG |\
gfge dega | b2 gb a2 ga |
b2 gb agef | gedB AGEG |\
D3 E GABd | gedB G2 |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Macroom Fling
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DB, |A,3 B, DEFD | DEFD EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF EDB,D |
A,3 B, DEFD | DEFD EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 :|
|: FA |d3 B A2 dB | A2 FD EDB,D | dcdB ABde | fedf e2 de |
[1 fddf edBc | dBAF EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 :|
[2 a3 f edBc | dBAF EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 |]
ABC

Seven comments

“The Macroom Fling” ~ also played in D and as a 32 bar ‘hornpipe’

This melody is familiar, and I’m sure there is another name or association for it but I haven’t yet managed to find it. I’ve known it over time in several flavours…

Matt Cunningham and his ceili band play this a 4th lower, in D Major and as a 32 bar hornpipe. Here’s the opening two bars for a take on this in D ~

K: DMaj
|: D>B, | A,>^G,A,>B, D2 (3FED | E>DF>D E>D (3B,CD | ~
|: (3FGA | d3 B A>Fd>B | (3ABA (3FED E>DB,>D | ~

“Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music Of Ireland” ~ another take on this

298 traditional Irish dance tunes, w/ chords
Dave Mallinson Publications, 1999
http://www.mally.com/
ISBN: 1-899512-45-4

Page 39: "The Macroom Fling" ~ in D Major, 32 bars

“The Macroom Fling” ~ sans > & (3

X: 2
T: Macroom Fling, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
|: GE |\
D3 E GABG | AGBG AGEG |
D2 DE GABd |[1 gedB A2 :|[2 gedB G2 ||
|: Bd |\
g2 ge d2 ge | d2 BG AGEG |
gfge dega | b2 gb a2 ga |
b2 gb agef | gedB AGEG |
D3 E GABd | gedB G2 |]

I also tend to use ‘snaps’/< with this one…for example ~

~ D3 E G>AB<d | g>ed>B G2 |]

Family member . . ?

Sounds like a cousin of ‘Johnny will you marry me?’

A nice cousin though

“The Macroom Fling” - without the repeats for the B-part

Correction to ABCs as a ‘highland fling’ ~ the B-part would not repeat, the tune then being a total 16 bars…

But, here it is as given in the Cunningham tune book ~

X: 3
T: Macroom Fling, The
B: "Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music of Ireland", page 39
N: Mally’s Music - http://www.mally.com/
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Dmaj
|: DB, |\
A,3 B, DEFD | DEFD EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF EDB,D |
A,3 B, DEFD | DEFD EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 :|
|: FA |\
d3 B A2 dB | A2 FD EDB,D | dcdB ABde | fedf e2 de |
[1 fddf edBc | dBAF EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 :|
[2 a3 f edBc | dBAF EDB,D | A,3 B, DEFA | dBAF D2 |]