The Glentaun reel

Also known as Geoghan’s, The Glauntane, Gleanntán, The Gleanntán, Glentown, The Glentown, The Glountane, O’Keeffe’s Dream.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Callaghan’s (lots of times), Call Callaghan’s (a few times) and The Dingle Regatta (a few times).

The Glentaun has been added to 12 tune sets.

The Glentaun has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Glentaun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBG ~A3B|dged BAGE|
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBG ~A3B|dged BGGd||
~B3c dgef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ef gage|dBAc BGGd|
~B3c dgef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ef gage|dBAc BAGE||
X: 2
T: The Glentaun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AE~E2|DGBG AGAB|d2ed BGG2:|
BddB d2ef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ed Bdgd|BdAd BGG2|
BddB d2ef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ef g3e|dBAd BGG2||
X: 3
T: The Glentaun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AE~E2|DGBG ~A2AB|dged BG~G2:|
Bdd^c d2ef|gbfa eA~A2|(3Bcd ef ~g2ge|dBAc BG~G2:|
X: 4
T: The Glentaun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBG AGAB|d2ed BGG2:|
BddB d2ef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ef g3e|dBAc BGG2:|

Six comments

The Glentaun

Source: Alan & John Kelly
Transcription: g.m.p.

This sounds like a cousin of Lord McDonald’s:
https://thesession.org/tunes/507

Sliabh Luachra fiddler, Denis Murphy played a typically ‘straight up’ version of this tune, something like this:

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AE~E2|DGBG AGAB|d2ed BGG2:|
BddB d2ef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ed Bdgd|BdAd BGG2|
BddB d2ef|g2fg eA~A2|B/c/d ef g3e|dBAd BGG2||

Setting #3

is as played by Catherine McEvoy at Cuisle Cheoil. She likes to hold those bottom Ds in the A part for another quaver, which of course is always a nice blast on the flute.
Like D2BG AGBG|DGBG AE~E2|D2BG ~A2AB|dged BG~G2:|

The Glentaun, X:4

Simplified version, close to the Denis Murphy / Julia Clifford version. As played here at sessions in Austin.