Bean Dubh An Ghleanna reel

Also known as Bean Dubh A’ Ghleanna, Bean Dubh A’Ghleanna, Bean Dubh An Ghleannea, Bean Dubh An Gleanna, Beann Dubh An Ghleanna, The Dark Woman Of The Glen.

There are 44 recordings of this tune.

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Bean Dubh An Ghleanna appears in 2 other tune collections.

Bean Dubh An Ghleanna has been added to 1 tune set.

Bean Dubh An Ghleanna has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bean Dubh An Ghleanna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G>AB>c d>>B G3 B/d/|g4 a/g/e/f/ d3 c/A/ B4|
G3 A/B/ cB A4 A/G/F/A/ G6:|(3def g4 (3feg a4|
(3bba g4 (3aag f/ d2 c/A/ B4|G3 B/d/ g4 (3efg a4|
bc' b2 a2 g4|(3aag f/ d2 c/A/ B>cAF G4|
(3ABd|g4 a/g/e/f/ d4 c/A/ B4|
G4 A/B/ cB A4|A/G/F/A/|G6||
X: 2
T: Bean Dubh An Ghleanna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G3A Bc d2 B<(G|G4) G2 B<d|g2 a3g f<d|c<A B4 GA/B/|
c3B/G/ A3G|FA G4 D2|G3A Bc d2 B<G|(G4 G2) B<d|
g2 a3g f<d|c<A B4 GA/B/|c3B/G/ A3G|FA (G4 G2)||
d|e<f g>e f<g a2|b>a g2 f<d c<A|B>A (G4 G2)|B<d g>e f>g a2|
b>a g2 f<d c<A|B>c A>F G4|G2 B<d g2 (a2|a)g f<d c<A (B2|
B2) G2 A<B (c2|c)B/G/ A3G FA/F/|(G4 G4|G4 G4)||
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Four comments

Bean Dubh An Ghleanna (Air)

This is really an Air not a Reel but at 4/4 I did not know where else to put it. A grand old song which when played on the pipes by the likes of Liam O’Flynn would tear the heart out of you.

The hand winding tradition in Sean Nós singing! Thanks Weejie, I’d read about it somewhere but never seen it in action until now.

Liam O’Flynn’s Version

This is as close as I can get to Liam’s version on Piper’s Call.

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