Patrick Doherty’s barndance

Also known as John Byrne’s, Patrick Doherty’s #2, Patrick Doherty’s Barndances, Patrick Doherty’s No. 2.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Patrick Doherty’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Patrick Doherty's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Patrick Doherty's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D>F|A<^GB>A F2 A2|f>ed>B A2 A>d|c2 B>A c2 B>A|F2 E2 F2 D>F|
A<^GB>A F2 A2|f>ed>B A>^GA>d|c2 B>A ^G>AB>c|d2 f2 d2:|
|:A>d|f2 f2 f>ag>f|(3efe B2 B2 e>d|c2 B>A c2 B>A|F2 E2 F2 A>d|
f2 f2 f>ag>f|(3efe B2 B>fe>d|c2 B>A ^G>AB>c|d2 f2 d2:|
X: 2
T: Patrick Doherty's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3DEF|A<^GB>A F2 A2|f>ed>B A2- A>d|(3cdc B>A (3cdc B>A|(3FAF E>D F2- F>D|
A2 (3cBA F2 A>d|f>e (3dcB A2 A>d|(3cdc B>A ^G>AB>c|d2 f2 d2:|
|:A>d|f2 f2 f>ag>f|e2 B2 B2- B>d|(3cdc B>A (3cdc (3cBA|(3FAF E>D F2 (3FAd|
(3faf f>d (3fga (3agf|(3efe B>^A B2 (3fed|(3cdc B>A ^G2 (3ABc|(3ded f2 d2:|

Ten comments

I did do some searching, including for alternate names. I will be adding the other two barndances from this set later.

Hi, ceolachan. I was about to post this barndance!

I know why this tune sounds familiar to you. It has a lot in common with the second half of Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s Barndance:

You’ve transcribed Danny O’Donnell’s version in G.

Right you are slainte, and more work to do cleaning up another mess in transition. Thanks for the direction, and this lovely recording too. This is that ‘related’ it should almost be in the ‘comments’, but ~ 😉

In case anyone wonders, “Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s Barndance” is an amalgamation of two 32 bar barndances…

“Derek McGinley & Tara Connaghan: The Far Side of the Glen” ~ From the notes for the CD:

Track 4: Patrick Doherty’s Barndances

“~ The second tune was widely played in the locality at one time but it in more recent times has become associated with Joe Byrne of Glenmalin, Glencolmcille through the playing of John Byrne. ~”

A sad loss to us all, it’s good to see this added here, thanks old friend, much appreciated… 😉