Bill Malley’s goes with the Kilnamona Barndance, as played by Martin Hayes on the first track on Under the Moon. These barndances go stately, not too fast, not as robust as Donegal barndances (a la Altan). This set quickly became a favorite at our local session and audiences really respond well to it, too, especially as a relief from the usual onslaught of fast jigs and reels.
Martin Hayes definetly has a great touch with these barndances (+ Kilnamona) plays them very well together, Great start to the CD - under the moon.
Bill Malley’s (barndance) - - Some Chords
|: G | G C | G | Am D| Em Em/D | C G | C | D G :| C G/B | D/A G | C G | Am D | Am G | D Em | C | D G | C G/B | D/A G | C G | Am D | C G/D | D G | Am | D G |
"Xm/Y" is a Xm chord with Y as root.
Bill Malley’s Schottische -
"Traditional Music for the Scottish Fiddle"
including new tunes by Brian McNeill, former fiddler with the Battlefield Band.
Is this one of his tunes?
This melody has the structure and feel of a march, whatever speed, and nice as a slow march, rather than a barndance… However, with the ‘skip’ thrown in and a little bit more on the tempo - so it is danceable, OK, but not the way Hayes belabours it, roll the casket along.
No, not a Scottish tune
This tune is by a fiddle player called Bill Malley, County Clare Ireland rather than a Scottish tune. I reckon Martin Hayes got the tune from him, since Martin is from Clare.
C: Bill Malley
Thanks for the information irishfiddles, credit given to the source…
Here’s a by the way quick jig /jaws harp mode conversion…
T: Bill Malley’s JawsHarp Jig
D|:G2A BGB|ded BAG|dBG d2G|GBA AGD|
|G2A BGB|ded B2A|BGD d2D|1 GAG G2D:|2 GAG G2g|
|:egd g3|ded BGG|ged gBg|dBA Aga|
|ged dBg|ded B2G/A/|BAG DGD|1 GAG G2g:|2 GAG G2D|
Regarding the Scottish connection : look up Dornoch Links and there you have your answer.
Martin Hayes plays another tune called Billy Malley’s Schottische on his self-titled album. That one’s in A.
What tune would go well with this?
I need to prepare a set of two tunes for a conservatory audition. I want to play this one as the first and then lead it into something more intense. Like medium/fast reel of sorts. Any ideas? I’ve been thinking of going into Frank’s Reel. But that one is a bit overplayed maybe. Any other ideas? Would you even consider going directly from a barndance into a reel? What would make for a cool set? Thanks mates.
This one leads the Lucy Farr’s (Seven Step) quite well