Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan waltz

Also known as Ag Taisteal Na Blaírnan, Travelling Through Blarney,.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA B4 | DE G4 | EG A2 BA | GA B4 | G2 c4 |
BA c4 |de G4 | EG G4| cB AG =F2 | A=F E4 |
GE D2 E2 | G2 FG G2 :| GA B4 | GB d4 | Bd e4 |
f2 gf ef | g2 d2 B2- |BA GA Bc | d4 Bd | g2 (3aba ga |
b2 g4 | d2 gf e2 | fg e2 d2- | d2 cB A2- |
A2 {B}A2 GA | B4 G2 |c4 BA |
c4 de | G4 E2 | G2{A}G4 |cB AG =F2- |
=F2 A=F E2- |E2 GE DE |G2 {A}G4 ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 2
T: Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G>A B4 | D>E G4 | EA3 B<A | GA B4 |
G2 c4 | B<A c4 |d<e G4 | E<G G4|
c>B A<G =F2 | A<=F E4 | G<E D2 E2 | G2 F<G G2 :|
G>A B4 | G<B d4 | B<d e4 |f2 {fgf}f2 e<f |
g2 d3B- |B<A G>A B<c | d4 B<d |
g2 a2 g<a |b<g g4 | d2 g>f e<f | g<e d2-d2 |
d2 c<B A2- |A2 B<A G<A | B4 G2 |c4 B<A |
c4 d<e | G4 E<G | G2{A}G4 |c>B A<G =F2- |
=F2 A<=F E2- |E2 G<E D>E |G2 {A}G4 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Ag Taiseal Na Blárnan

A beautiful air from Liam O’Flynn

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Better ABC version

X:1
T:Ag Taiseal na Blárnan
R:Air
M:3/4
Q:1/4=120
L:1/4
K:G
GA B4 | DE G4 | EG A2 BA | GA B4 |
G2 c4 | BA c4 |de G4 | EG G4|
cB AG =F2 | A=F E4 | GE D2 E2 | G2 FG G2 :|
GA B4 | GB d4 | Bd e4 |f2 gf ef |
G2 d2 B2- |BA GA Bc | d4 Bd |
G2 (3aba ga |b2 g4 | d2 gf e2 | fg e2 d2- |
D2 cB A2- |A2 {B}A2 GA | B4 G2 |c4 BA |
C4 de | G4 E2 | G2{A}G4 |cB AG =F2- |
=F2 A=F E2- |E2 GE DE |G2 {A}G4 ||

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Lovely tune indeed!
Liam plays it on a narrow bore Uillean pipes set in B - so its 3 semi tones depper than notated here.
I have only chanters in Bb and C, but i have amazing slow downer too :-)
A few wrong octaves, but thanks for posting!

I like playing this tune. I’m surprised there are not more versions recorded…

Re: Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan

What does the title mean?

Re: Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan

Travelling through Blarney.

Re: Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan

There’s a fourth recording of this tune (don’t know why the website recording parser didn’t pick it up), performed by Brian McNamara, on the ‘Reed Only’ CD of Brian and concertina player Tim Collins. I have not heard Liam O’Flynn’s performance, but I could (and have) listened to Brian’s interpretation many times. The regs at the end are like a church pipe organ.