Baitheadh Bhrioclais jig

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

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Baitheadh Bhrioclais appears in 2 other tune collections.

Baitheadh Bhrioclais has been added to 3 tune sets.

Baitheadh Bhrioclais has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
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|1 G3G2:|2 G3GAB||
|:cBc e2d|BAB dBG|ABA A2E|ABA A2B|
cBc e2d|BAB dBG|AGA B2A|1 G3GAB:|2 G3G2||
2
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||
3
X: 3
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|fed efg|ded dBG|ABA A2G|ABA A2g|
fed efg|ded dBG|AGA B2A|1 GAGG2 g:|2 GAG GAB||
|:cBc ecA|BAB dBG|ABA A2G|ABA A2B|
cBc edc|BGB dBG|AGA B2A|1 GAG GAB:|2 GAG G2 g||
4
X: 4
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|fed efg|dge dBG|ABA A2D|AcB A2g|
fed efg|dge dBG|AGA B2A|1 ~G3 G2:|2 G3 GBd||
|:c3 e2c|~B3 d2B|ABA A2D|AcB ABd|
c3 e2c|~B3 d2B|AGA B2A|1 G3 GBd:|2 ~G3 G2||
5
X: 5
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g|:fed efg|dge dBG|ABA- A2D|ABA A2g|
fed efg|dge dBG|AGA B2A|1 G3 G2 g:|2 G3 GAB||
|:cBc e2c|BAB d2B|ABA- A2 D|ABA- A2 B|
cBc e2c|BAB d2B|AGA B2A|1 G3 GAB:|2 G3- G2 g||

Fourteen comments

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

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

I just found Carbray’s Frolics ( https://thesession.org/tunes/8024 ), 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.
Marin

Re: Kitty Sheain’s

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

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

X: 1
T: Baitheadh Bhrioclais
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g|fed efg|ded dBG|ABA A2G|ABA A2g|
fed efg|ded dBG|AGA B2A|1GAG-G2 g:|2GAG GAB||
|:cBc ecA|BAB dBG|ABA A2G|ABA A2B|
cBc edc| BGB dBG|AGA B2A|1GAG GAB:|2GAG G2 g||

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

Does anyone know the actual story/events that this piece refers to? Thanks.

Re: Baitheadh Bhrioclais

From the "Liag" CD sleeve notes : "The Bruckless Drowning", an old tune recorded from Peadar Johnny Johndai from Teelin in 1947 by Seamus Ennis. The drowning was in 1813 and the storm caused havoc right around the Irish and Scottish coasts".

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Baitheadh Bhrioclais, X:5

As played by Caitlín (2012).

"The Drowning at Bruckless is a tune named after the Bruckless Bay drowning in Co.Donegal in 1813. Crews of local fishermen were drowned in a storm. They had been fishing herring on this calm, moonlight night. They were out looking at their nets, the young boys singing and enjoying themselves and the old men smoking. All of a sudden, a great storm arose causing the boats to capsize. Most of the men were drowned in this storm, the greatest drowning that ever happened around the coast of Donegal."
Source: Caitlín Nic Gabhan