Granuale barndance

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Granuale has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Granuale
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:(3Bcd BG cecA|(3BcB GB AGFE|DEFG ABcA|1 BAGB A3D:|2 BGAF G2 (3def||
|:gfgb afd2|ecAe dBG2|1 dggf gab2|bagb a3 (3def:|2 (3efg fe dcBA|G2 B2 G2 Bc||
|:(3ddd (3ggg bgdg|fee^d e2fe|1 d^c=cA FDBA|(3GGG (3BBB d3Bc:|2 d^c=cA FDBA|G2 B2 G2 ga||
|:bagb agfa|gee^d e2fg|agfa gfeg|fdd^c d2d=c|
BGBc def2|fee^d e2fe|d^c=cA FDBA|G2 B2 G2 ga:|
X: 2
T: Granuale
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:(3Bcd BG cecA|(3BdB GB AGFE|CDEF GABd|ga (3bag a2 dc|
(3Bcd BG cecA|(3BdB GB AGFE|CDEF GBdc|BGAF G3:|
(3def|:gfgb afd2|ecAe dBG2|d2{e}dc defg|agfg a2 (3def|
gfgb afd2|ecAe dBG2|(3efg fe dcBA|G2 B2 G2:|
Bc|:(3dBd (3gfg bgdg|fe^df e2 fe|d^c=cA FDBA|(3GFG (3BcB d2 Bc|
(3dBd (3gfg bgdg|fe^df e2 fe|d^c=cA FDBA|G2 B2 G2:|
ga|:bagb agfa|gee^d e2fg|agfa gfeg|fdd^c d2d=c|
BGBc defg|fe^df e2fe|d^c=cA FDBA|G2 B2 G2 ga:|
# Added by Ediot .

Two comments


Recorded by fiddler James Morrison, August 10, 1935: This was a duet with another, uncredited, fiddler, and very much not a unison performance; years ago when I learned this tune I settled on certain parts of their harmony to play on my own, you might have a different take on what the actual melody was, especially in the 1st part. This is a beautiful tune, and I wonder if it’s another Morrison composition, like his well known Skylark reel.

Gráinne Ní Mháille or Grace O’Malley was of course a 16th century freebooter who became an iconic figure in Irish folklore:’Malley Her nickname is more usually spelled "Granuaile."

Granuale, X:2

Kevin! Thanks for posting this. No kidding, this had to be a real challenge to figure out with the two fiddles playing. I offer this alternative take with the same disclaimer you offered: the second fiddle harmonizing makes it difficult to tell where the melody actually lies. I really debated about the ascending line in measures 3 and 4. I thought that maybe I could justify it because of the similar progression in the B part, measures 3 and 4. Nonetheless, you are the real hero in figuring this out. I simply changed a few things here and there, mostly utilizing your awesome transcription.

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