Uaine Bheag waltz

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Uaine Bheag
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:dB F2 E2|DC B,2 CB,|A,3 B, CE|A,2 A,C B,A,|
G,2 A,/B,/C DE|FD CD FD|GF GA B/c/d|c2 cA Bc|
dB F2 E2|DC B,2 CB,|A,2 A,B, CE|A3 c BA|
BA G2 B/c/d|BA GA Bd|cA ^GA cA|d2 eA ef|
eA fA f/g/a|g2 gf fe|f2 B3 c|BA F3 ^G|
AE CE AE|BE EB Bd|cA ^GA cA|d2 eA ef|
eA fA ^ga|g2 gf fe|f2 B3 c|BA F3 ^G|
AE CE AF|GD B,D GF|GF GA B/c/d|1 c2 cA Bc:|2 c2 cA Bc|dB F2 E2|DC B,6||

Four comments

Uaine Bheag

This is transcribed from Slide’s album, Harmonic Motion (2003), and it must be an original but I couldn’t find the composer listed so I just put Slide there in the notation. Lovely tune, which I liked in part because of the quicker tempo and sort of dark, intense performance.

Re: Uaine Bheag

Hi Annie - by a strange coincidence, I got this CD from eBay a few weeks back and have been listening to it recently. This piece of music was “Composed and string arrangement by Daire Bracken [ the band’s fiddler ], arranged by “Slide”. It is followed by some Irish Gaelic, which someone else will have to translate :
“Scriobhadh ab valsa seo in am feithimh. Do ghach duine ag suil le sceal, ole no maith”.

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Re: Uaine Bheag

Hi Kenny - Thank you for adding that info! I don’t have the physical CD unfortunately, and it’s a shame about the lack of liner notes on Apple Music (or I don’t know how to see them anyway). Great album! My other favourite track was the Watchmaker’s Cloth into Flagstone of Memories.

Re: Uaine Bheag

Scriobhadh ab valsa seo in am feithimh. Do ghach duine ag suil le sceal, ole no maith
Perhaps: Scríobhadh an válsa seo in am feithimh. Do ghach duine ag suil le sceal, olc nó maith.
Then perhaps: This waltz was written while waiting [for a medical procedure]. For everyone waiting for news, bad or good.