An Tri Is A Rian hornpipe

Also known as An Trí Is A Rian, James Morrisons, Miss McCleod’s, The Sands.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Corney Drew’s (a few times).

An Tri Is A Rian has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: An Tri Is A Rian
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G2BG EFGA|Bc (3BAA Bc(3BAA|GABG EFGB|(3ABA (3GFE DcBA|
~G2BG EFGA|Bdef gafg|ecAG FAdc|1 (3BAG (3AFG ~G2 (3DEF:|2 (3BAG (3AFG ~G2Bc|
|:~d3f ~g3e|~d3B ~G2AB|c2ec ~B2dB|(3ABA (3GFE DcBA|
~G2BG EFGA|Bdef gafg|ecAG FAdc|1 (3BAG (3AFG ~G2Bc:|2 (3BAG (3AFG ~G2 (3DEF||

Five comments

I learn’t this tune off a cd called "pick it up" By Enda Scahill.

Okay, come clean, Banjomad. Who are you? Are you someone I know under another name? I feel sure I recognise you…

I,m used to be Paul-kin but I lost my password. I’m sure you still don’t know me anyway.

James Morrisons

Christy Dunne calls this tune James Morrisons on his "Pluckin’ Good" album.

An Trí is a Rian

"The Sands" on Billy and Julia Clifford’s Ceol As Sliabh Luachra. #217 in CRE V, from Denis Murphy.

Bill Black retitled this "Theresa Ryan’s" in his online version of CRE V: "N:Even Paul de Grae doesn’t know what the Gaelic title means, so I made up a musician (a flute player, no less) to cover it! (If there’s a real Theresa Ryan out there playing trad music, this tune is dedicated to her.)"

An online discussion of the title: http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic66111.html

"i think myself it comes from the card game twenty five.

an trí is a rian would be
the tray and his jink

a jink is when you win all the five tricks after each other
a tray is a three of …"