Napoleon’s Charge barndance

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X: 1
T: Napoleon's Charge
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|d2df edef|~d2df ecA2|~d2df efde|fA (3BAF A2 (3ABc|
d2df edef|~d2df ecA2|.d2 d2 (3cBA FB|A>D D4:|
dB A>{E}F {E}F2 {E}F2|DFED F3B|A2>F EDEG|FD D4|
dB A>{E}F {E}F2 {E}F2|DFED F3B|A2>F EDEG|FD D4:|
# Added by Rover .

Four comments

John Skelton’s

Does anybody know the name of this tune, played by John Skelton at Shepherdstown, West Virginia, probably in 2012, on Eb flute? I have put it as a barndance (segueing in to the next tune which is a reel) but don’t really know what it is.

When submitting, it does say “if it has no name, write Gan Ainm”, but a temporary name given here “John Skelton’s”, is suggested as being maybe more likely to generate a correct ID than just Gan Ainm.
See/hear a video of the John Skelton gig at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8We2WP2T6o


The segue in to the next tune, Vincent Broderick’s “Milky Way” is inspired.

None of the options suggested by abctunesearch matched well. Although, slightly off-topic, I just checked the discussion “abctuneserch.com” at
https://thesession.org/discussions/20793
and found nobody has added to the comments there in eleven years. This has prompted me to admit that I do find The Reverend’s site useful. Even if I only get a correct result from about 10 or 20% of searches on what might be obscure tunes, that’s better than I can do with tunepal. Yup, thank you, I should donate … starving musician to support, it says here …

Tunepal thought it was The Spa (with 59% confidence), but that wasn’t close.

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Re: John Skelton’s

He recorded it with Kieran O’Hare as Napoleon’s charge on album Two tone, together with Milky way, track no. 6.
Take look at https://thesession.org/recordings/4705
Great album !
Marin

Re: Napoleon’s Charge

Great, many thanks. I haven’t heard that CD, will look out for it. In the meantime I take your word for it and have re-named it. Cheers!

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Re: Napoleon’s Charge

Another take on youtube from Fódhla, performing at the 2017 KVMR Celtic Festival, Grass Valley, CA: Napoleon’s Charge/Jimmy Duffy’s Favourite, see
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz-L3IgL-oU

posted over two years ago and only 98 views so far, but they’re pretty good and have a CD (which includes this set) available via bandcamp, see
https://thesession.org/recordings/5598
Apparently (yes, lifted from wikipedia again, sorry) Fódhla, or Fóla, "the daughter of Delbáeth and Ernmas of the Tuatha Dé Danann, was one of the tutelary giantesses of Ireland".

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