The Flags Of Dublin reel

Also known as The Market House.

There are 28 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Flags Of Dublin appears in 4 other tune collections.

The Flags Of Dublin has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Flags Of Dublin has been added to 114 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|:ADFA BcdB|ADFA BEEB|ADFA Bcde|1 fdce d2dB:|2 fece dABc||
|:dcdf edeg|fafe dcBA|1dcdf edeg|fABc d2dA:|2 GBBA Bcde|fece d2dB||
2
X: 2
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB | A2 FA BddB | A2 FA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 dB |
AD (3FGA BddB | AD (3FGA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 (3ABc :||
|:dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | dddg fAdf | eAce d2 (3ABc |
dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | GB B2 Bcdg | fdBc d3B :||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB |:ADFA B2 dB | ADFA BE E2 | ADFA Bcde |1 fece d2 dB :|2 fece d3 A ||
d2 df e3 g | f3 e dcBA | dcdf e2 ag | fdBc d3 A |
d2 df e3 g | f3 e dcBA | GBBA Bcde | fece d4|
# Added by Kenny .
4
X: 4
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB | A2 FA BddB | A2 (3.F.G.A BE E2 | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 dB |
AD (3.F.G.A BddB | AD (3.F.G.A BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 (3ABc :||
|:dcdf e3g | fdec dcBA | dcdf e3g | fdBc d2 (3ABc |
dcdf e3g | fdec dcBA | GB B2 Bcdg | fdBc d3B :||
# Added by JACKB .
5
X: 5
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ADFA BEdB | ADFA BGGG | ADFA Bcdg | fdec d3B |
AD 3.F/.G/A BedB | AD .F/.G/A BGGG | AD 3.F/.G/A Bcdg | fdBc d3A |
dcdf e3g | fdec dcBA | dddf e3g | fdBA d3A |
dcdf e3g | fdec dcBA | GBBA Bcde | fdec d2cB |

Fifteen comments

X: 1
T: The Flags Of Dublin
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|(3ABA cA eAcA|~A3 g faec|(3ABA cA eAcA|faec dcBe|
(3ABA cA eAcA|ceag a2 ce|afge f2 ec|faec dcbe|
~a3 e fecd|e~A3 eAce|~a3 e fece|faec dcbe|
~a3 e fecd|~e3 c e2 fg|afge f2 ec|faec de B2|

This is a modified highland pipe setting. The original ornaments have been changed from the piping ones to something more universal. It seems to be something of a rare tune. I have only heard it played once live, and there do not seem to be many recordings of it. I think it suffers from repetition, but it sounds nice on the pipes.

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Flags ?

Where did this come from, Paddy ? The reel I know as "The Flags Of Dublin" has been recorded by by Mick O’Brien, Arty McGlynn and Harry Bradley, and probably a few others, but this is nothing like it. Just curious.

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The source is "Traditional Irish Music for the Bagpipe," by Dave Rickard. As i mentioned before, it is a setting for the highland pipes and so might have been changed to suit the range. I’d be interested to see the other version, as it perhaps more widely known.

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My Version

X: 1
T: Flags of Dublin, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|:dB | A2 FA BddB | A2 FA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 dB |
AD (3FGA BddB | AD (3FGA BEEB | A2 FA Bddg | fdBc d2 (3ABc :||
|:dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | dddg fAdf | eAce d2 (3ABc |
dddg fAdf | eAce dcBA | GB B2 Bcdg | fdBc d3B :||

This is what I believe to be a reasonably standard version of this tune.

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The Flags Of Dublin

Someone posted a very obscure version of a tune with this title, and I’m not sure that this, the better-known tune by that name, has ever been posted here. I first heard it played by Mick O’Brien on the LP of the same name, which featured Mick Gavin and Paddy Glackin. This is a very basic version, but so different from what’s been posted here that I think it should be here in its’ own right. JACKB posted a more eloborate "abc" version in the comments, and should be given credit for that.

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Oops..

"elaborate"…

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I agree, this definitely deserves a separate posting. Hope it stays.

Remove the 1st ending indicator in the B part

…since you wrote the repeat out. I’m only writing with this small suggestion since the sheet music has not yet been generated and you’ve got a chance to correct it.

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Sorted…

Thanks for noticing that "muspc".

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"The Flags Of Dublin"

X: 1
T: Flags Of Dublin, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|: d/c/B |\
ADFA BcdB | AD F/E/D BEEF |
A/B/A FA Bcde |[1 fdec d2 :|[2 gece d2 ||
|: dA |\
dc d/e/f edeg | fdec dcBA |
[1 d2 df e2 ef | gece d2 :|
[2 GBB^A Bcde | fecA d2 |]

N: No mention of ‘du*li*at*on has been made…

Re: The Flags Of Dublin

This tune is in the Gunn ms (Fermanagh 1865) as ‘The Bony Boys of Ballantrae’. Interesting that the first version above is from a bagpipe collection.

Re: The Flags Of Dublin

Setting 1 above seems to be from a different tune family, namely "Farewell to Erin": https://thesession.org/tunes/846. Leo Rowsome had a setting of "Farewell to Erin" also called "The Flags of Dublin": page 74 in The Leo Rowsome Collection of Irish Music. The setting above is for the most part transposed up by a fifth by comparison with the usual settings.