Baitheadh Bhrioclais jig

Also known as Báitheadh Bhruclais, The Bruckless Drowning, The Drowning At Bruckless, Kitty Sheain’s.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Baitheadh Bhrioclais appears in 2 other tune collections.

Baitheadh Bhrioclais has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|fed efg|ded dBG|ABA A2E|ABA A2g|
fed efg|ded dBG|AGA B2A|1G3-G2:|2G3-GAB||
|:cBc e2d|BAB dBG|ABA A2E|ABA A2B|
cBc e2d| BAB dBG|AGA B2A|1G3-GAB:|2G3-G2||
X: 2
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:fed efg|ded BAG|ABA A2G|ABA A2g|
fed efg|ded BAG|ABc B2A|1 G2G Geg:|2 G2G GAB||
|:cBc edc|BAB dcB|ABA A2G|ABA A2B|
cBc edc|BAB dcB|ABc B2A|1 G2G GAB:|2 G2G Geg||

Nine comments

First time for everything

Version learnt from the O’Shaughnessy/Bradley recording, Born for Sport. From memory, so there are probably some small differences.

My first tune post on this forum, and my first go at ABC notation. I used ABCExplorer.

more info here:

surprised more folks haven’t added this. Is this a duplicate?

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

I just found Carbray’s Frolics ( ), via reading through O’Neill’s 1001 (where it is #407). With the exception of one pair of bars (the first / fifth bar of the B section) these tunes are basically identical. I move to merge this one into that one.

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

Sorry, completely disagree with you on this, Ian Varley - Carbray’s Frolics as listed here on thesession is not remotely the same tune as this one. Are you maybe thinking of a different tune Ian?

Kitty Sheain’s

I got this tune from John Doyle, shortly after it was recorded on the excellent 2019 album, Liag, featuring John, Eamonn Coyne, and Dermot Byrne. The name on the album is Kitty Sheain’s, but he mentioned that it might have been composed by Johnny Doherty.

Re: Kitty Sheain’s

Pete, this tune is Bruckless drowning
Paul O’Shaughnessy and Harry Bradley recorded it on their album Born for a Sport together with tune Kelleher’s, 14th set on that album.Anyway, great tune.

Re: Kitty Sheain’s

You are correct, it is the same tune. I will get Jeremy to combine them. Thanks!