## Nineteen comments

### The Stack Of Barley (hornpipe)

Source: Liam O’Flynn : "The Fire Aflame"

Transcription: g.m.p.

i cannot play file

### “The Stack of Barley” ~ other possibilities with it:

K: G Major

|: g>f |

e>fe>d (3Bced>B | A>GE>G A>cB<A | G2 (3FGA B>G (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 g<f |

e3 d B>e(3dcB | A3 G (3ABc B>A | G>DG>A B>dA>d | B>GG>F G2- :|

|: G>A |

B>G (3Bcd g2 f>g | a>gf<g e3 f | g3 f e>d (3Bcd | (3efe (3AAA A3 g |

a3 f g>ed>B | c>BA>G A>c (3BcA | G3 A (3Bcd (3ABc | B3 G G2- :|

### “The Stack of Barley” ~ take 3:

K: G Major

|: g>f |

e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>GE>G A>cB>A | G>FG>A B>G (3Bcd | e>cd>B A3 f |

e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>G (3EFG (3ABc B2 | G>FG>A (3Bcd (3ABc | B2 G2 G2- :|

|: (3FGA |

B3 d (3gfe f>g | a3 f e>d (3Bcd | (3gag f>g e>dB>d | e>A (3AAA A2 (3efg |

a>^g (3a=gf g>ed>B | c>BA>G (3ABc B>A | G>FG>A (3Bcd A>c | B2 G2 G2- :|

### “Breathless in Saskatoon”

# Posted on July 20th 2006 by frozenstiff

https://thesession.org/discussions/10712

These variations came from a discussion thread regarding the need to breath for wind players and finding places to ‘use’ that necessity, those silent spaces, with purpose and effect…

NOTE: Just a small spacing problem with the first ABC’s offered above, for a clearer setting out of the triplets ~ the A-part, 1st and 5th measures:

| e>fe>d (3Bce d>B | ~ & ~ | e3 d B>e (3dcB |

On "Up Close" Kevin Burke plays this in A, right after The Boys of Ballycastle in G. His version goes like this:

X: 1

T: Stack Of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: A

ag|fcfe c2 ec|(3B/c/B Ac BdcB|AGAB cAce|f/g/a ec B2 ce|

f2 {a}fe ceec|BAFA BdcB|AGAB ceBd|(3cdc A2 Agag|

~f3e ceec|BAFA BdcB|AGAB cAce|f/g/a ec B2 ce|

f2 {a}fe ceec|BAFA BdcB|AGAB ceBd|(3cdc A2 A3B||

cAce a2 ga|baga (3fgf e2| eaga fece| f/g/a ec B3 c|

cefg a2 gf|ecBA BdcB|AGAB ceBd|1 (3cdc A2 A3B:|2 (3cdc A2 Agag||

### “The (Little) Stack of Barley” ~ a duplication brought back from the future

Key signature: G Major

Submitted on November 25th 2006 by Aidan Crossey.

T: Little Stack Of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: G Major

|: gf |

efed B2 dB | AG (3EFG AcBA | GFGA BA (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 gf |

efed B2 dB | AG (3EFG AcBA | GFGA (3Bcd Ac | B2 G2 G2 :|

|: GA |

BABd (3gag fg | agfg (3efe de | (3gag fg ed (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 gf |

(3efg af (3gag fe | dBAG (3ABc BA | GFGA (3Bcd Ac | B2 G2 G2 :|

This setting is the one I play and differs a little from other settings I’ve seen in various places. ~ the only difference between The Little Stack Of Barley and The Stack Of Barley is the key … … a lot of people call this tune The Stack Of Barley anyway.

# Posted on November 25th 2006 by Aidan Crossey

the McNulty family plays this tune too. Its alot different then the music file on this.

I really like how Charlie Lennon plays this on "Turning the Tune."

### Here´s how it sounds in Brian Rooney´s version…

The first part of the Little Stack of Barley is very similar.

https://thesession.org/tunes/2224

The aforementioned ‘Up Close’ has them both in a set.

### Selection

Could u suggest other hornpipes 2 go in2 after dis tune?

### “The Stack of Barley” ~ another take in A

X: 6

T: Stack of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: AMaj

|: a>g |\

f2 f>e c2 e>c | B2 B>^A (3Bcd c>B | A2 A>B (3cBA c>e | (3faf B2 B2 c>e |

f>af>e c>fe>c | B>A (3FGA B>dc>B | A>GA>B c>eB>d | (3cec A2 A2 :|

|: A>B |\

c>Ac>e (3aba g>a | b>ag>a f2 (3efg | a2 g>a f>ec>e | f>BB>^A B2 g>=a |

b>ag>b a2 g>f | e>cB>A B>dc>B | A2 A>B c>eB>d | (3cec A2 A2 :|

### “The Stacks” = “The Little Stack of Barley” ~ “Wheat” ~ “Oats”

A classic to follow this is

"The Little Stack of Wheat"….

Submitted on June 19th 2002 by no longer exists.

https://thesession.org/tunes/785

& The Fiddler’s Companion - Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/STA.htm#STACK_OF_WHEAT

### That missing forward slash ~ \ ~ & headers ~ “The Stack of Barley” ~ other possibilities:

X: 2

T: Stack Of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: GMaj

|: g>f |\

e>fe>d (3Bced>B | A>GE>G A>cB<A | G2 (3FGA B>G (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 g<f |

e3 d B>e(3dcB | A3 G (3ABc B>A | G>DG>A B>dA>d | B>GG>F G2- :|

|: G>A |\

B>G (3Bcd g2 f>g | a>gf<g e3 f | g3 f e>d (3Bcd | (3efe (3AAA A3 g |

a3 f g>ed>B | c>BA>G A>c (3BcA | G3 A (3Bcd (3ABc | B3 G G2- :|

# Posted on July 22nd 2006 by ceolachan

~ take 3:

X: 3

T: Stack Of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: GMaj

|: g>f |\

e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>GE>G A>cB>A | G>FG>A B>G (3Bcd | e>cd>B A3 f |

e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>G (3EFG (3ABc B2 | G>FG>A (3Bcd (3ABc | B2 G2 G2- :|

|: (3FGA |\

B3 d (3gfe f>g | a3 f e>d (3Bcd | (3gag f>g e>dB>d | e>A (3AAA A2 (3efg |

a>^g (3a=gf g>ed>B | c>BA>G (3ABc B>A | G>FG>A (3Bcd A>c | B2 G2 G2- :|

# Posted on July 22nd 2006 by ceolachan

X: 5

T: Stack of Barley, The

T: Little Stack Of Barley, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: hornpipe

K: GMaj

|: gf |\

efed B2 dB | AG (3EFG AcBA | GFGA BA (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 gf |

efed B2 dB | AG (3EFG AcBA | GFGA (3Bcd Ac | B2 G2 G2 :|

|: GA |\

BABd (3gag fg | agfg (3efe de | (3gag fg ed (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 gf |

(3efg af (3gag fe | dBAG (3ABc BA | GFGA (3Bcd Ac | B2 G2 G2 :|

# Posted on November 25th 2006 by Aidan Crossey

# Posted on November 26th 2006 by ceolachan

### From “The Irish R.M.”….

### Hornpipe

I’m curious why people keep notating hornpipes with dotted note ‘hitches’. The hitches don’t need to be notated. It’s a 4/4 tune notated with straight quarter-notes(crotchets) and the hitches are added by the person playing the tune.

Is there some subtlety that folks are attempting preserve that differs from straight hornpipe convention?

@Thistledowne: Its a bit like people notating waltzes in 6/8 compressing two bars into one. I can still read it but….