Declan waltz

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Declan has been added to 1 tunebook.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Declan
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
JB2d4 ef|{gf}Je6JB2-|Bc3-c4-|c2d2e4-|e3A4B/c/|de3-e2{a}f/e/d-|
{cB}A4{B}AGJA2-|A6z2|JB{c}Bd2Je4-|eJa4{c'}agJb-|b4c'/b/a3-|az Jg2f2{a}g/f/d| Je2-|e3{a}ed4|z4(3e/f/g/Jf3-|f3JB4{c}B|.Azd3-d2F|G3{c}A/G/.EzJB2|-
Ja4zJg{a}gJf-|f g/f/dJg4.a|zdJe3{a}ed2-|d4z3e|f4zJB3-|B2{cB}.Azd4-|

Three comments


I recently saw this video of Marc Duff playing what was called Donal Lunny Slow Air ( and traced it to this piece, Declan, originally from Donal Lunny’s album of the same name and written by him. I think it is low whistle though highly processed and played by Cormac Breatnach. For someone who loves moody airs, this is a stunningly beautiful piece transcribed in detail from the album track. The second half is played on the pipes and I haven’t as yet transcribed that. I may also post the version played by Duff. Note that slides are notated J in the notation but don’t always come out in the music.

Re: Declan

I stand corrected. It isn’t played on the whistle but on keyboards by Lunny himself. The second half, played on the pipes by Sean Og Potts, is near enough identical to the first half so there’s no need to transcribe it.

Re: Declan

No!! I was closer the first time. It was Cormac Breatnach, playing it on a vintage 1820 Thurgood flute.