Eileen Ni Riordain’s barndance

Also known as Eibhlin Ni Riordain’s, Eileen Ní Ríordáin’s, Eileen O’Riordan’s.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Eileen Ni Riordain's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Eileen Ni Riordain's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D>E |\
F2 F>F G2 F>G | A2 D2 D2 D>E | F2 (3FFF G2 F>G | A>BA>F (3EFE D>E |
F2 (3FFF G2 F>G | A2 D2 D2 D>E | (3FFF G>F E2 D>E | D2 [A,2F2] D2 :|
|: (3ABc |\
d2 d2 B2 B2 | A>BA>G F2 D>F | A2 G>F E2- E>F | G2 F>E F>DFA |
d2 d2 B2 [B2d2] | A>BA>G F2- F>G | A2 G>F E>GF>E | D2 [A,2F2] D2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Eileen Ni Riordain's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: DE |\
F2 F2 G2 FG | A2 D2 D2 DE | F2 F2 G2 FG | ABAF E2 DE |
F2 F2 G2 FG | A2 D2 D2 DE | F2 GF E2 DE | D2 F2 D2 :|
|: Bc |\
d2 d2 B2 B2 | ABAG F2 DF | A2 GF E3 F | G2 FE FDFA |
d2 d2 B2 d2 | ABAG F2- FG | A2 GF EGFE | D2 A,2 D2 :|

Six comments

"Eileen Ní Ríordáin’s Barndance"

Another lovely melody, and hoping it’s not a duplication, but if it is I’ll move this transcriptions and some others into the ‘comments’. This is from the playing of fiddler Mary Custy and friends. I wasn’t able to find an alternate title for it, or titles, at least not yet.

Thanks Kenny for supplying the inspiration…

"Eileen Ní Ríordáin’s Barndance" ~ dinxterless, minus > & (3

X: 2
T: Eileen Ni Riordain’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
|: DE |\
F2 F2 G2 FG | A2 D2 D2 DE | F2 F2 G2 FG | ABAF E2 DE |
F2 F2 G2 FG | A2 D2 D2 DE | F2 GF E2 DE | D2 F2 D2 :|
|: Bc |\
d2 d2 B2 B2 | ABAG F2 DF | A2 GF E3 F | G2 FE FDFA |
d2 d2 B2 d2 | ABAG F2- FG | A2 GF EGFE | D2 A,2 D2 :|

And at least another take of possibilities will follow… I’ll also keep looking to see if I can find out anything more on this one, title-wise or otherwise…

The Mudgee Schottische ?

To the player of Aussie trad music, this looks an awful lot like The Mudgee Schottische, which one always suspected was, like so many of our other ‘bush tunes’ just a re-badged and party altered tune from Irish or English settlers.

Who is Eileen Ni Riordain ? Is she known ? Still around ?

A box player from Coolea, County Cork, source for a number of nameless tunes that have since taken her name, I too would welcome more information…

Eileen visited Australia back in the 1980s and she listened keenly to the tunes we were playing. Mudgee Scottische was probably one of them …

was it the the chicken or the egg that came first?