Sir Ulick Burke reel

By Turlough O’Carolan

Also known as Planxty Sir Ulick Burke, Planxty Ulick Burke.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Sir Ulick Burke appears in 1 other tune collection.

Sir Ulick Burke has been added to 1 tune set.

Sir Ulick Burke has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Sir Ulick Burke
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
d^cde f2(ed)|(cd)(cA) G2FE|F2FD FGAB|AGA^C DEFG|
A2((3FGA) G2G2|AGAd ~c3c|d^cde fgfe|(ed)(dc) A4|
(c((3d/c/B/) ce) (d((3e/d/c/) de)|(fe)dc A2(GF)|c2(B/c/d) cAFA|GFED D4:|
|:A,DDC DEFD|EDEC EFGE|F2c2 cdcG|A2d2 ~d3e|
fefg (f/g/a) gf|e^def (e/f/g) fe|d^cde fefg|AG (^F/G/A) G4|
cAAd c2~c2|(d((3e/d/^c/) de) (fe)dc|(AGAF) .c(AdA)|GFED D4||
# Added by ndlxs .
X: 2
T: Sir Ulick Burke
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:e^def g2 fe|dedB A2GF|G2GE GABc|BAB^D EFGA|
B2 (3GAB A2A2|BABe d3d|e^def gagf|feed B4|
dcdf edef|gfed B2 AG|d2 c/d/e dBGB|AGFE E4:|
|:BEED EFGE|FEFD FGAF|G2d2 dedA|B2e2 e3f|
gfga (g/a/b) ag|fefg (f/g/a) gf|e^def gfga|BA ^G/A/B A4|
dBBe d2 d2|edef gfed|BABG dBeB|AGFE E4:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Sir Ulick Burke
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
dAde f2 ed|cdcB AGFE|F2 FD FGAB|AGAE DEFG|
F2 F/G/A G2G2|AGAd c3c|dcde fgfe|edcB A4|
c2 c/d/e d2 e/f/g|fedc A2 GF|c=Bcd cA_BA|GFED D4||
A,DDC DEFD|EDEC EFGE|F2c2 cdcG|Acde d4|
fefg f/g/a a/g/f|edef e/f/g fe|dAde fefg|AGFA G4|
cBAd ccce|fedc A2 F2|c=Bcd cAFA|GFED D4||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 4
T: Sir Ulick Burke
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B^ABc d2 cB|ABAF e2 dc|d2dB defg|fef^A Bcde|
F2 (3DEF E2E2|FEFB A3A|B^ABc dedc|cBBA F4|
AGAc BABc|dcBA F2 ED|A2 G/A/B AFDF|edcB B4:|
|:FBBA BcdB|cBcA cdec|d2A2 ABAE|F2B2 B3c|
dcde (d/e/f) ed|cBcd (c/d/e) dc|B^ABc dcde|FE ^D/E/F E4|
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

Sir Ulick Burke, X:3

Here is the version published by Donal O’Sullivan – O’Carolan. The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper, Cork, 2001 (p. 107, no. 8) which is regarded as the best work on O’Carolan by most musicologists – who based his publication on several manuscripts. For this tune, these MS are : Bunting Ms 33, Library of the Queens’s University, Belfast; Forde MS, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin; etc.
Sir Ulick Burke is an air (not a reel) marked “Allegro moderato” by O’Sullivan who writes (p. 229) that Sir Ulick Burke became the 3rd Baronet, of Glinsk, on the death (? 1686) of his father, Sir Edmund Burke.
Glinsk castle, now in ruins, is in the parish of Ballynakill in the north-east of the County Galway.

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Re: Sir Ulick Burke

But how did O’Carolan play the accidentals: had harp levers been invented by then?