Byrns march

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

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Byrns has been added to 1 tune set.

Byrns has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

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.