Els’ barndance

Also known as Highland Fling.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Els' has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Els'
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA GA B2 B2 | cB AB c2 c2 | BA GA B2 B2 | GA BG A2G2 :|
d2 dc AB cB | AB (3cBA AB (3cBA | d2 dc AB cB | GA BG A2 G2 |
d2 dc AB cB | AD (3FED AD (3FED | d2 dc AB cB | GA BG A2 G2 |
X: 2
T: Els'
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A/ |B>GD>B B2 B2 | c>AF>A c2 c2 |\
B>GD>G B2 B>A | G>AB>G (3ABA G3/ :|
|: B/ |d2 d>c B>c d2 | A>Bc>B A>B (3cBA |\
[1 d2 d>c B>cd>B | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G3/ :|
[2 (3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G3/ |]

Five comments

Els’ Barndance

First learnt from my mother Rose O’Connor (Dundalk Co Louth), forgotten and heard again a year or 2 ago by the band "AT the Racket" I think. It had no name but since my partner Els Jongejans liked it enough to actually learn it on the mandolin (first had to learn to play !!) I felt it must bear her name. Peter

Els Barndance

Sorry guys it’s in the wrong key should of course be in Gmajor

& it’s a fling/highland/highland fling…with the ‘skips’ in the playing of it - or that’s how I’ve heard it…

” ? ” Highland Fling

Here’s another transcription of this tune with one of several possible options if you choose a second ending:

K: G Major
|: >A |
B>GD>B B2 B2 | c>AF>A c2 c2 |
B>GD>G B2 B>A | G>AB>G (3ABA G> :|
|: > B |
d2 d>c B>c d2 | A>Bc>B A>B (3cBA |
1 d2 d>c B>cd>B | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G> :|
2 (3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G> ||

This tune is also known in the Major keys of A & D… I’ve chosen to give it here in the same key as the original transcription. I know this wasn’t that rare a tune, but I haven’t yet been able to dig out a name for it… I’m still looking…

“Els’ Highland Fling” ~ adding the headers & \

X: 2
T: Els’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: GMaj
|: A/ |\
B>GD>B B2 B2 | c>AF>A c2 c2 |\
B>GD>G B2 B>A | G>AB>G (3ABA G3/ :|
|: B/ |\
d2 d>c B>c d2 | A>Bc>B A>B (3cBA |\
[1 d2 d>c B>cd>B | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G3/ :|
[2 (3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA | G>A (3BAG (3ABA G3/ |]