Byrns march

Also known as Byrn’s March, Byrne’s March.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Byrns has been added to 1 tune set.

Byrns has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Byrns
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|d2 dc ABcA|d2 dc A2 GF|d2 dc ABcA|
d2 dc A2 GF|BcBA F3 A|BcBA F2 ED|d2 dA BcBF|
A2 AE F2 ED|D3 E DEFD|EDEG F2 ED|D2 D2 DEFD|
EDEF D3 E|D3 E DEFD|EDEG F2 ED|D2 D2 DEFD|
EDEF D3:|z|ABAG F2 F2|ABAG F2 ED|BcBA F3 A|
BcBA F2 ED|A2 Bc d3 c/B/|A2 D2 F2 ED|dedA BcBF|
ABAE F2 ED|d3 e defd|edeg f2 ed|d3 e defd|edef dBAB|
d2 d2 defd|edeg f2 ed|d3 e defd|edef d3:|

Five comments

Byrn’s March

From Bill Black’s collection, said to be very old. Slowish, he says. It is a march rather than a reel. Fun to play and not too difficult.

Re: Byrn’s March

It’s actually from O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (being a grand selection, etc). It looks like Bill wrote out ABCs directly from that, or possibly copied from here https://tunearch.org/wiki/Byrn’s_March

It looks like there are a couple recordings of it (I was only aware of one previously):
https://www.irishtune.info/tune/5520/

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Re: Byrn’s March

I will add that O’Farrell’s has it as "Byrns March" (ie no apostrophe).

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Re: Byrns March

(and changing that to the main title reveals there are in fact three recordings of it, two more than I knew about!)

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Re: Byrns March

Nice to know there are 3 recordings. I just have the cd including Liz Carroll (quite a few of her own compositions) and Byrne’s March is played attractively on that - an Ireland’s heritage project. Called Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design and listed on TheSession Recordings under Liz Carroll.