Larkin’s Beehive reel

By Paddy O’Brien

Also known as Larkin’s Beehives.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

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Larkin’s Beehive appears in 2 other tune collections.

Larkin’s Beehive has been added to 15 tune sets.

Larkin's Beehive has been added to 132 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~B3 d edge|dGBG AGEG|~B3 d edge|dBAd BG~G2|
~B3 d edge|dGBG AGEG|~B2GB ABGB|dBAd BG~G2:|
|:BABd eg~g2|ea~a2 gedB|GBdB eBdB|~A2BG AGEG|
~B3d eg~g2|ezab gedc|BDGB A{B}AGB|dBAd BG~G2:|
2
X: 2
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA B/c/d edge|dzBG AGE2|BA B/c/d edge|dBAc BGGz|
BA B/c/d edge|dcBG AGEd|BG~G2 ABGB|dBAc BGGA:|
|:BA B/c/d eg~g2|eaaf gedB|GBdB eBdB|AcBG AGEG|
BA B/c/d eg~g2|eaaf gedc|BG~G2 ABGB|dBAc BGGz:|
3
X: 3
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BGBd edge|dzBG AGE2|BG(3B/c/d edge|dBAc BGGz|
BGBd edge|dzBG AGEd|BBGB ABGB|dBAc BGGz:|
|:BGBd eg~g2|e~a2f gedB|GBdB eBdB|ABGB AzGA|
BGBd eg~g2|e~a2f gedc|BzGB ABGB|dBAc BGGz:|
4
X: 4
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bd~d2 edge|d2BG AGEG|Bd~d2 edge|dBAd BG~G2|
BA (3Bcd edge|d2BG AG (3EFG|GAAG ABGB|dBAd BG~G2:|
|:Bd~d2 eg~g2|e2ae gedB|GBdB eBdB|A2BG AG (3EFG|
BA (3Bcd eg~g2|e2ae gedc|BG~G2 ABGB|dBAd BG~G2:|
5
X: 5
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A|Bd ~d2 edge|~d2 BG AGEG|Bd ~d2 edge|dBAc BGGA|
BABd egge|~d2 BG AGEG|BABG ABGB|dBAc BG G:|
|:A|BABd eg ~g2|ea ~a2 gedB|GBdB eBdB|(3ABc BG AGEG|
BABd eg ~g2|ea ~a2 gedc|BG ~G2 ABGB|dBAc BG G:|
6
X: 6
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BGBd edge|d2 BG AE E2|BG (3Bcd edge|dBAc BG G2|
BGBd edge|d2 BG AD D2|B2 GB ABGB|dBAc BG G2:|
|:BGBd eg g2|ea a2 gedB|GBdB eBdB|ABGB AD D2|
BGBd eg g2|ea a2 gedc|B2 GB ABGB|dBAc BG G2:|
# Added by JACKB .
7
X: 7
T: Larkin's Beehive
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bd~d2 edge|dGBG AGEG|Bd~d2 edge|dBAc BGGA|
BABd edge|dcBG AGEG|BABG ABGB|dBAc BGG2:|
|:Bd~d2 eg~g2|eaaf gedB|GBdG eGdG|(3ABc BG AGEG|
Bd~d2 eg~g2|eaaf gedc|~B2BG ABGB|dBAc BGG2:|

Thirteen comments

Larkin’s Beehive

Composed by box-player Paddy O’Brien, (the one from Nenagh ?).

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Larkin’s Beehives (reel)

Composer: Paddy O’Brien
Source: Alan & John Kelly’s
Transcription: gmp

Larkin’s Beehives

T:Larkin’s Beehives
R:reel
C:Paddy O’Brien
S:Mike Rafferty
N:This is Mike Rafferty’s setting
B:transcribed by Joanie Madden for the Comhaltas convention
B:in Parsippany, NJ, 1999
D:Mike and Mary Rafferty, the Old Fireside Music #15
Z:Lesl
M:C
L:1/8
K:G
BGBd edge|dzBG AGE2|BG(3B/c/d edge|dBAc BGGz|
BGBd edge|dzBG AGEd|BBGB ABGB|dBAc BGGz:||
BGBd eg~g2|e~a2f gedB|GBdB eBdB|ABGB AzGA|
BGBd eg~g2|e~a2f gedc|BzGB ABGB|dBAc BGGz:||

“The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien”

J.D.C. Publications Ltd., Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1992

Page 48: “Larkin’s Beehives”
Note: for those into bees, there are usually more than one hive.

This is a fine collection of great tunes by a great man…

Re: Larkin’s Beehives

In bars 9 and 13, Bd ~d2 can substitute for BABd and in bar 15 BAGB can substitute for BG ~G2 for some variety.