Antrim Rose reel

By Paddy (Offaly) O’Brien

Also known as The Antrim Rose.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Antrim Rose appears in 1 other tune collection.

Antrim Rose has been added to 20 tune sets.

Antrim Rose has been added to 180 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Antrim Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fd d2 edBd|Ad d2 Adde|fd d2 edBA|Bdgf e2 de|
fd d2 edBd|Addc defg|a2 ab afeg|1 fedB A2 de:|2 fedB A2 Bd||
e2 ef edBd|e2 df efgf|edfd edBd|Addc dGBd|
e2 ef edBd|e2 df efgf|eaab afeg|1 fedB A2 Bd:|2 fedB A2 de||
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Antrim Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f~d3 edcd|A~d3 A~d3|f2~f2 edBd|Adgf e2de|
f~d3 edcd|A~d3 A~d3|f2~a2 afeg|fedB A2GF||
~e3f edBd|e2df efgf|~e3f edBd|A~d3 defd|
~e3f edBd|e2df efge|f~a3 afeg|fedB A3||

Twelve comments

Antrim Rose

A beautiful reel, composed by Paddy O’Brien, from his recording with James Kelly and Daithi Sproule.

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One of my favorites

Good one Kenny!

Antrim Rose

I had the pleasure of sitting next to the namesake for this tune at a session in Dublin last Sunday night. She’s a lovely fiddler from Antrim that Paddy named the tune for.

The Antrim Rose

….will be playing at The Mull Of Kintyre Festival this week-end, in the company of our very own "Ptarmigan". Can’t make it there myself this year, but if you come across a good going Irish session in Campbeltown in the next 72 hours , you’ll have found them.

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The Antrim Rose

I heard this tune played by Matt Molloy on a Bothy Band recording but the parts were played once through.
Here’s how he he played it:
T:Antrim Rose
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
f~d3 edcd|A~d3 A~d3|f2~f2 edBd|Adgf e2de|
f~d3 edcd|A~d3 A~d3|f2~a2 afeg|fedB A2GF||
~e3f edBd|e2df efgf|~e3f edBd|A~d3 defd|
~e3f edBd|e2df efge|f~a3 afeg|fedB A3||

Sorry, last two notes in 8th bar are high, not low.

Don’t think so….

Which Bothy Band recording would that be then ?

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Don’t know, might have been recorded off the radio.

Re: The Antrim Rose

Is this really in Dmaj ? Resolves on an A, and just sounds different. Educate me please.

Re: The Antrim Rose

Boxdad, the first part is in D and the second part is in A, though Em could be another option for the second part.

Re: The Antrim Rose

I played The Antrim Rose in my sunny North Antrim garden yesterday afternoon, along with another ‘Co. Antrim’ tune, Leslie Craig’s - The Road to Ballymac, on my Hammered Dulcimer. .. The things we do during self-isolation. 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsMOM-nChP4&t=4s


Cheers,
Dick