The Antrim Rose reel

By Paddy (Offaly) O’Brien

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

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The Antrim Rose appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Antrim Rose has been added to 20 tune sets.

The Antrim Rose has been added to 182 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The 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: The 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