Very famous An Dro in Brittany play sometimes in Ireland in the session :
There is 2 other Tunes after, i can post if you want
Good for work your rolls on the bottom D
Is the nameless Breton tune I posted last year also An Dro? https://thesession.org/tunes/1456 Is there any difference between Irish or Scottish reel and An Dro?
It’s a Kas ha Barh
A lot of Breton tunes haven’t got a name, because it come from Song and the Breton don’t like name the same tune with the same name.
Because the musician translate and modify the original tune for his instrument " Bombarde, accordion, fiddle, clarinette…."
It’s funny to ear the same tune played in different part of Brittany but with always some changes indo the tune"
The melody doesn’ sound too Breton!
-a recent adaptation to the repertoire??
Any melody (almost) can (was, in trad. times) reshaped by the instrumentists to suit a particular step pattern.
Kas abarh has theoretically the en dro rhythmic pattern but the repertoire is often set apart
Also, Slainte, there is no way a reel is like an other reel is like an en dro!: (thoug,h again, nothing prevents you to turn one into the other)
the time signatures we use in notation are a classical adjunct (added junk!) It’s the original melo-rhythmic (step) pattern that counts:
try dance a few (even in your own way) and you’ll <<see>>!!!
No doubt, this tune is not an An Dro
As said Birlibirdie: try to dance an an dro on it, and you’ll see.
It is impossible. And I agree again, this tune doesn’t sound Breton. Maybe a recent composition?
Another point : "an dro" is NOT a reel, like a reel is not a tango.
Last but not least : "an dro" refers to a kind of dance, like "waltz" or "hornpipe".
Collecting all the songs having the name "an dro" on one page is like collecting all the existing reels or all the jigs on one page: it is irrelevant.
slainte, your other tune (‘kas ha barh’, No1456) is not an andro as far as the dancers are concerned but the basic rhythm is similar:
An AnDro can theoretically have 2x any number of 4/4 bars since it has a short pattern of 4 steps and is danced in a ring. But the kas ha barh is restricted by the cycle of figures.
See for yourself at:
ie: a kas a barh tune (tailored for a theoretical minimum of 8steps) can be used for and an dro but the converse is not always true.
(eg: An Anglezed Bonetoù Ruz in this version:
https://thesession.org/tunes/7819 would not do for a kas a barh because its total number of bars (14) is a multiple of 2 but not of 4 (with 2 beats/steps per bar).
Its crucial to remember these details if you don’t want to upset the floor!