Iniscealtra reel

Also known as The Holly Island, Inis Caltrach, The Jolly Weaver.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Iniscealtra has been added to 8 tune sets.

Iniscealtra has been added to 64 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Iniscealtra
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|DEFA B2AB|defd beec|dcdB AGFA|BGEF G2FE|
D2FA BAFA|defd e2fg|agfd eBB2|ABde fddc:||
|:d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fe|dcdB A2FA|BABd egfe|
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2ag|fdd2 eBB2|ABde fddc:||
2
X: 2
T: Iniscealtra
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA BAFA|defd Bee2|d3B A2FA|BGEF GEFE|
D2FA BAFA|defd e2fg|agfg e2dB|1 ABde fdd2:|2 ABde fddc||
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fe|d3B A2FA|BA (3Bcd egfe|
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2ag|f2df eBdB|1 ABde fddc:|2 ABde fdd2||
3
X: 3
T: Iniscealtra
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[M:C|]
D3 A ~B2 AB | defd Beec | d2 dB AGFA | BGEF ~G2 FE |
DEFA BAFA | defd ~e2 fg | agfg eBBB |1 ABde fdcd :|2 ABde fddc ||
defd Adfa | bgef ~g2 fe | d2 dB AGFA | B2 Bd egsfe |
defd Adfa | bgef ~g2 ag | f ~d3 e ~B3 |1 ABde fddc :|2 ABde fdcd |]
# Added by Mars .

Eight comments

Iniscealtra

A great reel by the late Paddy O’Brien of Newtown, Co. Tipperary. This tune is often played with Ormond Sound and Town Teine - two other great compositions by Paddy.

Copyright

Is this tune copyrighted?

I learned a slightly different version of this tune, as part of a trhee tune set, at a Banjo workshop in Tubbercurry, Sligo. The teacher (whose name I forget) knew this and the other two tunes in the set only as Paddy O’Brien’s. I now know that one of the other tunes was Ormond Sound, but as I didn’t have a tape recorder with me, I have forgotten the remaining one - it is highly probable that it was Town teine. Carrie - I would be grateful if you could post that one as well.

Anyway, this is the setting I have:

D2FA BAFA|defd Bee2|d3B A2FA|BGEF GEFE|
D2FA BAFA|defd e2fg|agfa e2dB|1ABde fdd2:|2ABde fddc|:
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fe|d3B A2FA|BA (3Bcd egfe|
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fg|f2df eBdB|1ABde fddc:|2ABde fdd2||

I learnt the three of those as Paddy O’Briens set too - they are gorgeous tunes - I especially love Ormond sound. Nice To finally have names for them as well. Thanks

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"The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien"

J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992
All tunes Copyright ~ The executors of the late Paddy O’Brien

Page 53 ~ "Iniscealtra"

Re: Iniscealtra

Creadur, I like your setting. Good, good (though it does have 2 top Bs that I struggle to get (arthritis)).