"Dúlamán na Binne Buí" / ""Dúlamán"
This is transcribed from Altan’s arrangement on their album "Island Angel", track 7, "Dúlamán". However, their fermata hold on the final Ds is longer than I’ve given here, and some would take it shorter. Here’s Altan’s hold on the D, for both parts, verse and chorus ~
~ D2- | D8- | D4 || & ~ D2- | D8- | D4 |]
And a shorter way with it ~
~ D2- | D4 || & ~ D2- | D4 |]
Altan’s "Dúlamán" ~ Cambridge Folk Festival 2003 ~ on YouTube
"Dúlamán" ~ lyrics
A ‘níon mhín ó, sin anall na fir shúirí
A mháithair mhín ó, cuir na roithléan go dtí mé
Dúlamán na binne buí, dúlamán Gaelach
Dúlamán na farraige, ‘s é b’fhearr a bhí in Éirinn
Tá cosa dubha dubailte ar an dúlamán gaelach
Tá dhá chluais mhaol ar an dúlamán gaelach
Rachaimid go Doire leis an dúlamán gaelach
Is ceannóimid bróga daora ar an dúlamán gaelach
Bróga breaca dubha ar an dúlamán gaelach
Tá bearéad agus triús ar an dúlamán gaelach
Ó chuir mé scéala chuici, go gceannóinn cíor dí
‘S é’n scéal a chuir sí chugam, go raibh a ceann cíortha
Góide a thug na tíre thú? arsa an dúlamán gaelach
Ag súirí le do níon, arsa an dúlamán maorach
Ó cha bhfaigheann tú mo ‘níon, arsa an dúlamán gaelach
Bheul, fuadóidh mé liom í, arsa an dúlamán maorach
"Dúlamán" on Wikipedia
& again with a translation courtesy of Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington ~ 😏 ~ ? ~
More from there ~
Sean-nós ("old style") Irish singing ~
Irish-Language Songs ~
"Dúlamán" ~ Clannad in concert twice
Forgive the quality, it’s a phone shot, and it includes a bit of chat for an opening, about seaweed…
Here’s the studio cleanup, when they were much younger ~
And Clannad takes it even shorter ~
~ D2 || & ~ D2 |]
UGH! ~ Halfway through the metacafe it changes to ~ sorry, I musn’t comment ~ AAAAA!?! ~ it’s a bleached brigand and gang beating it to death…
The melody is a close relation of the Scottish strathspey "Cutting Ferns" ("Cutting Bracken").
"Tha Mi Sgith" ~ "Cutting Ferns Bracken/Ferns"
Dulaman Na Binne Bui, X:6
From the playing of John Doherty as found on "Bundle and Go", in which he uses the second part of the version already posted as his first.
Re: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
The last setting is found on John Doherty’s "The Floating Bow", not "Bundle and Go". My apologies.
Dulaman Na Binne Bui, X:7
This is Donegal fiddler Mickey Doherty’s version of the tune, played the first time through, on the recent "Garvan Hill" album. It is obviously the same tune as his brother John plays on "The Floating Bow", but Mickey plays it with a slightly different rhythm, closer to a true strathspey, whereas John plays it more hurriedly. Mickey also throws variations in from time to time, for example using that "A2AE|[EA2]" phrase more often in subsequent repetitions of the tune. I’m not entirely sure whether these two settings (Mickey’s and John’s) belong in this tune, but I put them here for reference.