Dulaman Na Binne Bui strathspey

Also known as Dulaman, Dúlamán Na Binne Buidhe.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Blackhaired Lass (a few times), Neilly O’Boyle’s Highland (a few times) and Charlie O’Neill’s (a few times).

Dulaman Na Binne Bui has been added to 1 tune set.

Dulaman Na Binne Bui has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 B>c d2 A>F | G2 E<D E2 G2 |\
A<AB>c d2 F>G | A2 G<E D2 D2- | HD8 ||
K: DMix
A>GE>D C>DE<G | A>GE>D G2 G2 |\
A>GE>D C>DE>G | A>AG>E D2 D2- | HD8 |]
X: 2
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>A (3ABc d2 A>F | G>G (3GED E2 G>E |\
A<AB>c d2 F>G | A>AG<E D2 D2- | HD8 ||
K: DMix
A>GE>D C>DE<G | A>GE>D G2- G2 |\
A>GE>D C<DE>G | A>Gc<E D2 D2- | HD8 |]
X: 3
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 A>c d2 A>F | G2 G>F E2 (3GFG |\
A2 B>c d>A (3EFG | (3ABA G>E D2 D2- | D4 ||
K: DMix
A>GE>D C2 E<G | A>GE>G c2 G2 |\
A>GE>D C>DE<G | A>Gc>E D2 D2- | D4 |]
X: 4
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 B>c d2 A>F | G2 E<D E2 G>B |\
A2 B>c d2 F>G | A2 G<E D2 D2- | D2 ||
K: DMix
A2 E>D C>D E2 | A>GE>D G2 c>B |\
A>GE>D C>D E2 | A2 c<E D2 D2- | D2 |]
X: 5
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M: 6/8
ABA ABc | ded A2 F | GAG GED | CDE GFG |
ABA ABc | ded A2 F | GAG EDC | D3- D2 ||
D/F/ |A3 ABc | d3 A2 F | GAG GED | CDE GFG |
ABA A2 c | ded A2 F | GAG EDC | D3- D3 |]
X: 6
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
g2|:e<d B>A G>A (3Bcd|e<d B>A B2 d>g|e<d B>A G>A B>d|[1 (3ege d>B (3ABA A>a|:|[2 (3ege d>B (3ABA A>g|
|:e<a a>b a>g e>d|e>d B>A B2 d>g|e<a a>b a>g e>a|[1 g>e d>B A2 A>g|:|[2 g>e d>B A2 g2|>
X: 7
T: Dulaman Na Binne Bui
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e>dB>A G>AB>d|e>dB>A B<dd>g|e>dB>A G>AB>d|g>ed>B A>a^g>a|
e>AB>A G>AB>d|e>dB>A B<dd>g|e>AB>A G>AB>d|g>ed>B A2AE||
[EA2]a2 a>ge>d|e>dB>A B2d2|e2a2 a>ge<d|g<ed>B A2A2|
A2a2 a>ge<d|e<dB>A B2d2|(3efe e>d (3Bcd e>f|g>ed<B g<ea2||

Twelve comments

“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 |]

“Dúlamán” ~ lyrics

A ‘níon mhín ó, sin anall na fir shúirí
A mháithair mhín ó, cuir na roithléan go dtí mé

CHORUS:
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
CHORUS
Rachaimid go Doire leis an dúlamán gaelach
Is ceannóimid bróga daora ar an dúlamán gaelach
CHORUS
Bróga breaca dubha ar an dúlamán gaelach
Tá bearéad agus triús ar an dúlamán gaelach
CHORUS
Ó chuir mé scéala chuici, go gceannóinn cíor dí
‘S é’n scéal a chuir sí chugam, go raibh a ceann cíortha
CHORUS
Góide a thug na tíre thú? arsa an dúlamán gaelach
Ag súirí le do níon, arsa an dúlamán maorach
CHORUS
Ó cha bhfaigheann tú mo ‘níon, arsa an dúlamán gaelach
Bheul, fuadóidh mé liom í, arsa an dúlamán maorach

And Clannad takes it even shorter ~

~ D2 || & ~ D2 |]

:-p

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…

Cutting Ferns

The melody is a close relation of the Scottish strathspey "Cutting Ferns" ("Cutting Bracken").

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.