Donegal barndance

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Sally Gardens (a few times), The Boyne Hunt (a few times) and The Traveller (a few times).

Donegal has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Donegal
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FG|A2 A2 f2 fe|de (3dcB A2 BA|GF GA B2 BA|GF GB AG FG|
A2 A2 f2 fe|de (3dcB A2 BA|GF GA BA Bc|d2 f2 d2:|
(3ABc|dc de f2 A2|dc de f2 A2|ed ef gA Bc|dc de f2 A2|
dc de f2 A2|dc de f2 A2|ed ef gA Bc|d2 f2 d2:|
X: 2
T: Donegal
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A2 ^G>A f2- f>e | d2 d>B A2 B>A | G2 G>A B2 B>A | G2 G>B A>G (3EFG |
A>G (3FGA f2 f>e | d>e (3dcB A>d (3cBA | G>F (3FGA B>A (3ABc | d2 A2 D4 :|
|: d2 d>e f2- f>A | d2 (3cde f2 A2 | e2 e>f g2 B>c | d>Ad>e f>A^G>A |
d2 (3cde f2 A2 | d>cd>e f>A^G>A | e2 (3def g2 (3ABc | d2 A2 D4 :|

Four comments

Donegal

This is a German as played by Harry Bradley (2014) in a duet with Colm Gannon. He credits it to Francie Mooney of Gaoth Dobhair.

this has been recorded by Altan , I think the cd was ‘Runaway Sunday’ -
Francie Mooney is [was? not sure if he’s still going]
Maire ni Maonigh’s dad

Ah yes, indeed — identical setting there. Makes sense then. :)

Re: Donegal

If any one is interested. The link to this page from Steph Geremia "Up She Flew" Album "Christmas at Spiddal, Donegal" she plays "Donegal Mazurka" a different tune from the one above and not on the tune database at the moment.