The Barnacle mazurka

Also known as The Barnacle Redowa, The Co. Down, Fowley’s, Jackie Donnan’s, Jackie Donnan’s No. 1, Miss Lambert’s Waltz, Verona’s.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

The Barnacle appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Barnacle has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Barnacle has been added to 70 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

1
X: 1
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|DF|:A2 AG FA|d2 dc df|e2 ed ef|ab a2 DF|
A2 AG FA|d2 dc df|e2 ed ef|1 d4 DF:|2 d4 dB||
|:Ad fd fd|Ad fd fd|Ac ec ec|Ac ec ec|
Ad fd fd|Ad f2 fg|a2 af ef|1 d4 dB:|2 d4 de||
|:f2 fg fe|d2 de dc|B2 BA FA|B2 BA FA|
f2 fg fe|d2 dcdf|a2 af ef|1 d4 de:|2 d4 DF||
2
X: 2
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>B|A2 A>F A>B|d2 d2 d>f|e2 e>d e>f|a2 a>f e>f|
A2 A>F A>B|d2 d2 d>f|e2 e>d e>f|d4:|
|:A>d|f2 f>e d>e|f2 f>e d>f|e2 e>c A>c|e2 e2 d>e|
f2 f>e d>e|f2 f2 d>f|a2 f2 e2|d4:|
|:A>d|f2 f2 e>f|d2 d2 d>c|B2 B>A F>A|(3BcB B>A F>A|
f2 f2 e>f|d2 d2 a>f|e2 e>d e>f|d4:|
3
X: 3
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|A2 AF AB|d2 d2 df|e2 ed ef|a2 af ef|
A2 AF AB|d2 d2 df|e2 ed ef|d4:|
|:Ad|f2 fe de|f2 fe df|e2 ec Ac|e2 e2 de|
f2 fe de|f2 f2 df|a2 f2 e2|d4:|
|:Ad|f2 f2 ef|d2 d2 dc|B2 BA FA|(3BcB BA FA|
f2 f2 ef|d2 d2 af|e2 ed ef|d4:|
4
X: 4
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>B|A2 A>F A>B|d2 d2 d>f|e2 e>^d e>f|a2 a>f e>f|
A2- A>F A>B|d2 d2 (3def|e2- e>^d e>f|d4:|
|:A>d|f2 f>e d>e|f2 f>e d>f|e2 e>c A>c|e2 e2 (3cde|
f2- f>e d>e|f2 f2 (3def|a2 a>f e>f|1 d4:|2 d2- d>A||
|:(3FAd|f2 f2 e>f|d2 d2 d>c|B2 B>A F>A|(3BcB B>A (3FGA|
f2 f2 e>f|d2 d>A d>f|e2- e>^d e>f|d4:|
5
X: 5
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DF|A2 AF AB|d2 dA df|e2 ed ef|a2 af ef|
A2 AF AB|d2 dA df|e2 ed ef|d4:|
|:A2|Ad fd fd|Ad fd fd|Ac ec ec|ac ec ec|
Ad fd fd|Ad fd fd|a2 af ef|d4:|
|:A2|f2 f/g/f/e/ fe|d2 (5dedcd|B2 BA FA|B2 BA FA|
f2 f/g/f/e/ fe|d2 d/e/d/c/ df|a2 af ef|d4:|
6
X: 6
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|A2 AF AB|d2 d2 df|e2 ed ef|a2 af dB|
A/B/A AF AB|d2 d2 df|e/f/e ed ef|d2 d2:|
|:de|f2 fe de|f2 fe df|e2 ec Ac|e2 e2 de|
f2 fe de|f2 f2 df|a2 af ef|d2 d2:|
|:de|f2 f2 e/f/e|d2 d2 dc|B2 BA FA|B2 BA FA|
f2 f2 e/f/e|d2 d2 af|e2 ed ef|d2 d2:|
7
X: 7
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE|:D2DB, DE|G2G2GB|A2A2AB|dB AB GE|
D2DB, DE|G2G2GB|A2A2BA|G2G2GE:|
DG BG BG|DG BG BG|DF AF AF|DF AF AF|
DG BG BG|DG BG BG|Bd dB AB|G2G2(3DEG|
B2B2(3ABA|G2G2FG|E2ED B,D|E2ED B,D|
B2B2Bc|d2d2(3BdB|A2A2BA|G2G2|
8
X: 8
T: The Barnacle
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A3 F AB|d3 e fd|e4 (3fgb|af ef dB|
A3 F AB|d3 e fd|e3 a fe|1 d3 A Bd:|2 d4 A2||
f3 d Ad|fg fd Ad|e3 c Ac|ef ec Ac|
f3 d Ad|fg fd Ad|e3 a fe|d4 g:|
f3 a ef|d4 c2|B3 A FA|Bc BA FA|
f3 e df|a3 b2 af|e3 a fe|1 d3 f ag:|2 d6||

Sixteen comments

The barnacle

this goes well in a set with sonny’s mazurka,and like all mazurkas,should be played with a slighly dotted rythym.this tune is not a waltz

Redowa

I first heard this tune in the early 1980s. It was played, and recorded, by a band called “Iona”, who were from in and around Leeds. They called it the “Barnacle Redowa”. Checking a dictionary gave the following definition of “redowa” :
“a Bohemian folk dance similar to a waltz or a polka.”
Anyone come across the redowa before or know any others?

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Gan Ainm by any other name - another 3-part mazurka

I was just considering this and had some vague memory of something similar already noted on site, and I was right. This 3-parter, whatever version, works out well for the Mazurka-Waltz waltzing the third part. Here’s one of several versions of it I’ve known:

|:dB|A2 AF AB|d2 d2 df|e2 ed ef|a2 af ef|
A2 AF AB|d2 d2 df|e2 ed ef|d4:|
|:Ad|f2 fe de|f2 fe df|e2 ec Ac|e2 e2 de|
f2 fe de|f2 f2 df|a2 f2 e2|d4:|
|:Ad|f2 f2 ef|d2 d2 dc|B2 BA FA|(3BcB BA FA|
f2 f2 ef|d2 d2 af|e2 ed ef|d4:|

Other 3-parters currently on site:

https://thesession.org/tunes/3341

https://thesession.org/tunes/3343

“The Barnacle Redowa”

X: 2
T: Barnacle Redowa, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka / redowa
K: Dmaj
|: d>B |\
A2 A>F A>B | d2 d2 d>f | e2 e>^d e>f | a2 a>f e>f |
A2- A>F A>B | d2 d2 (3def | e2- e>^d e>f | d4 :|
|: A>d |\
f2 f>e d>e | f2 f>e d>f | e2 e>c A>c | e2 e2 (3cde |
f2- f>e d>e | f2 f2 (3def | a2 a>f e>f |[1 d4 :|[2 d2- d>A ||
|: (3FAd |\
f2 f2 e>f | d2 d2 d>c | B2 B>A F>A | (3BcB B>A (3FGA |
f2 f2 e>f | d2 d>A d>f | e2- e>^d e>f | d4 :|

The penultimate bar, #7, of all three parts can be either ~

~ | e2 e>^d e>f | d4 :| ~ or ~ | a2 a>f e>f | d4 :|

“The Roche Collection of Traiditional Irish Music, Volume III” - 1927

Frank Roche (1866 - 1961)

page 50, tune #152 ~ “The Barnacle” Redowa

X: 3
T: Barnacle Redowa, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka / redowa
K: Dmaj
|: DF |\
A2 AF AB | d2 dA df | e2 ed ef | a2 af ef |
A2 AF AB | d2 dA df | e2 ed ef | d4 :|
|: A2 |\
Ad fd fd | Ad fd fd | Ac ec ec | ac ec ec |
Ad fd fd | Ad fd fd | a2 af ef | d4 :|
|: A2 |\
f2 f/g/f/e/ fe | d2 (5dedcd | B2 BA FA | B2 BA FA |
f2 f/g/f/e/ fe | d2 d/e/d/c/ df | a2 af ef | d4 :|

Miss Lambert’s Waltz

This tune appears in the Francis Reynolds manuscript of Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford written in the last quarter of the 19th century. The title he gives is ‘Miss Lambert’s Waltz’.

Re: The Barnacle

Lovely version, is X: 6. Thanks for sharing it, ceol! As you usually notate swing, I’m assuming this is played straight? Alas, I do not have the recording to check…

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Fowley’s

Source: Shane Mulchrone
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Verona’s

“Verona Ryan…played this unusual three-part mazurka which she learned from Vincent Fowley.”
(John & James Carty, ‘The Wavy Bow Collection’).

Re: The Barnacle

Here’s a coincidence - yesterday I posted some comments about the song “The Bonny Ship The Diamond” taken from a CD by Aberdeen trio “The Gaugers”. They also recorded “The Barnacle Waltz” on that same CD , “Awa’ Wi’ A Rovin’ Sailor”, and it’s on Youtube here :
https://youtu.be/oo_5_F4tZhU

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