Ballykinleer reel

Also known as Bally Kin Leer, Ballykinler.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Ballykinleer has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Ballykinleer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2|BAFD EA,CE|Acag fecA|BF~F2 BFcB|AECA, CEAc|
BF~F2 ~E3F|Acag fece|fdaf eac'a|babc' a2 :|
|:e2|abc'a bc'af|eaec ABce|fc ~c2 fcec|B2 Ac BAFE|
A,C~C2 B,D~D2|CE~E2 DF~F2|EGBd cEGB|~A2 Bc A2:|
X: 2
T: Ballykinleer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|GE{F}E{D}E DGBd|GBgf edBG|AE{F}E{D}E AEBA|GD{A}D{G}D BDGB|
AE{F}E{D}E DGBd|GBgf edBd|ecge dgbg|agab g2:|
|:de|gabg abge|dgdB GABd|eB{c}B{A}B eBdB|A{B}AGB AGED|
GB{c}B{A}B Acec|Bd{g}d{e}d ce{f}e{d}e|DFAc BDFA|{A}G{F}GFA G2:|
X: 3
T: Ballykinleer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c2|BAFD EA,CE|Acag fecA|BF F/F/F BFcB|AECA, CEAc|
BF F/F/F ~E3 F|Acag fece|fdaf eac'a|babc' a2 cB|
AF F/F/F EA,CE|Acag fecA|BF F/F/F BFcB|AECA, CEAc|
BF F/F/F ~E3 F|Acag fece|fdaf eac'a|babc' .a2 e2||
ab c'/b/a bc'af|eaec ABce|fc c/c/c fcec|{B2c2}B2 Ac BAFE|
A,C C/C/C B,D D/D/D|CE E/E/E DF F/F/F|EGBd cEGB|A/A/A GB A2 cd|
eac'a {b2c'2}b2 af|eaec ABce|fc c/c/c fcec|{B2c2}B2 Ac BAFE|
A,C C/C/C B,D D/D/D|CE E/E/E DF F/F/F|EGBd cEGB|A/A/A cB .A2 c2|]
X: 4
T: Ballykinleer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2|BAFD EAcE|Acaz fecA|BF~F2 BFcB|AE{D}EA cEAc|
BF{A}F{E}F E3F|Aca{b}a fece|fdaf eac'a|{c'}babc' a2 :|
|:e2|abc'a bc'af|eaec ABce|fc c/c/c fcec|B2 Ac BAFE|
Ac c/c/c Bd{a}d(d|c)zee df{a}f{e}f|e2Bd cEB{c}B|A2 Bc A2:|

Six comments

Ballykinleer

Redican tune on Alan Reid and Rachel Conlan’s album A Quare Yield. Not particularly whistle-friendly — I’ll see if I can work out a whistle/flute/pipes version and post another setting.

Ballykinleer, X:2

One way of tackling the thing on whistle — a few compromises, but sounds decent.

Ballykinleer, X:3

Direct from the source! This setting (in the original key of A major) is from a home reel-to-reel tape recording of Larry Redican himself playing his composition. On this he also plays another of his tunes, a fine slip jig he calls "Watch Your Step" (it is already here on this site under the title "Lough Key"- both are titles he himself gave his tune, so BOTH are actually correct). We owe a big "THANK YOU" to Larry’s Grandson (who is named Larry as well) for posting these priceless historical records on Youtube where EVERYONE in the world wide ITM community can enjoy them. Here’s a link to the clip, which also features some great Redican family photos:

https://youtu.be/m_Vb5tChMVM

Re: Ballykinleer

Fierce! Love it!

Re: Ballykinleer

I don’t know what I was doing when transcribing this in the first place. Reid and Conlan play it in Bb (up a step from Redican); why did I post this in G, and with all kinds of errors? Apologies, folks. I’m updating setting #1 to a simplified version of Jay’s setting so people who come to this page see a better version first.

Ballykinleer, X:4

And here’s a whistle version in A.