The Stack Of Barley hornpipe

Also known as An Staicín Eorna, An Staicin Eornan, Devil In The Garden, Evening Was Waning, Little Mary Cassidy, Little Stack Of Barley, The Little Stack Of Barley, Stack Of Barley Selection, The Stack, Stacks O’ Barley, Stacks O’Barley, Stacks Of Barley, The Stacks Of Barley, Staicín Eorna.

There are 73 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Little Stack Of Wheat (lots of times), Bantry Bay (lots of times), Cronin’s (a few times), The Devil Is Dead (a few times) and The Flowers Of Edinburgh (a few times).

The Stack Of Barley has been added to 22 tune sets.

The Stack Of Barley has been added to 352 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gf|efed BedB|AGEG AcBA|~G3A AGBd|eAAG A2gf|
efed BedB|AGEG AcBA|~G3F GBdA|1B2G2 G2:|2B2G2 G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g2fg|afgf edBd|(3gfe fd edBd|eAAG A2fg|
[1~a3f gedB|cBAG AcBA|~G3F GBdA|B2G2 G3A:|
[2~a3g bgdB|cBAG AcBA|~G3F GBdA|B2G2 G2|
X: 2
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g>f |e>fe>d (3Bce d>B | A>GE>G A>cB<A | G2 (3FGA B>G (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 g<f |
e2- e>d B>e (3dcB | A2- A>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 e2- e>f | g2- g>f e>d (3Bcd | (3efe (3AAA A2- A>g |
a2- a>f g>ed>B | c>BA>G A>c (3BcA | G2- G>A (3Bcd (3ABc | B2- B>G G2- :|
X: 3
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
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 A2- A>f |
e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>G (3EFG (3ABc B2 | G>FG>A (3Bcd (3ABc | B2 G2 G2- :|
|: (3FGA |B2- B>d (3gfe f>g | a2- a>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- :|
X: 4
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g>f |e>fe>d (3Bce d>B | A>GE>G A>cB<A | G2 (3FGA B>G (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 g<f |
e2- e>d B>e (3dcB | A2- A>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 | g2- g>f e>d (3Bcd | (3efe (3AAA A2- A>g |
a2- a>f g>ed>B | c>BA>G A>c (3BcA | G2- G>A (3Bcd (3ABc | B2- B>G G2- :|
X: 5
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
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||
# Added .
X: 6
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
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 :|
X: 7
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
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 :|
X: 8
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: g>f |e2 e>d B2 d>B | A2 A>G A2 (3cBA | G2 (3FGA B2 (3Bcd | e2 A2 A2 (3agf |
e>fe>d B>ed>B | A>GE>G A>cB>A | G>FG>A B>dA>c | (3BdB G2 G2 :|
|: (3FGA |B2 (3Bcd g2 f>g | a2 (3agf e2 (3def | g2 f>g e2 B>d | (3efe A2 A2 (3agf |
e2 a>f g2 (3gfe | d2 (3BAG A2 (3cBA | G2 (3FGA (3Bcd (3ABc | (3BdB G2 G2 :|
X: 9
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gf|e3d BedB|A3G AcBA|GFGA BA (3Bcd|e2 A2 A2 gf|
e3d BedB|A3G AcBA|GFGA BdAc|1B2G2 G2:|2B2G2 G3A||
|:(3Bcd ef g2fg|agfg e3f|gfed ed (3Bcd|e2 A2 A2 (3Bcd|
egaf g2 fe|dBAG AcBA|G3A BdAc|B2G2 G2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 10
T: The Stack Of Barley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gf|e3d BedB|AGEG AcBA|G3A BA (3Bcd|e2 A2 A2 gf|
efed BedB|AGEG AcBA|G3A BdAc|1B2G2 G2:|2B2G2 G3A||
|:BG (3Bcd g2 fg|afgf edBd|g2 fg edBd|e2 A2 A2 A2|
(3Bcd ef g2 fe|dBAG AcBA|G3A BdAc|B2 G2 G2:||
# Added by JACKB .

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||

Posted .

“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."

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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 :|

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

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….