Farewell To The Dene barndance

By Willy Taylor

Also known as Farewell To The Dean.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Farewell To The Dene has been added to 1 tune set.

Farewell To The Dene has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To The Dene
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AG|F<Ade f2Ad|f<age B2ed|cdef geBc|def<d A2AG|
F<Ade f2Ad|f<age B2ed|cdef geag|f<ade d2:|
|:fg|aAag f2Ad|fgfe d4|GAB<d Adf<a|Adgf e2fg|
aAag f2Ad|fgfe d4|GABd c<Aag|f<ade d2:|
X: 2
T: Farewell To The Dene
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F<Ad>e f2 A>d|f<ag>e B2 e>d|c>de>f g>eB>c|d>ef<d A2 A>G|
F<Ad>e f2 A>d|f<ag>e B2 e>d|c>de>f g<ea>g|f<ad>e d2:|
|:f>g|a>Aa>g f2 A>d|f>gf>e d4|G>AB<d A>df<a|A>dg>f e2 f>g|
a>Aa>g f2 A>d|f>gf>e d4|G>AB>d c<Aa>g|f<ad>e d2:|
X: 3
T: Farewell To The Dene
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F<Ad>e f2 A>d|f<ag>e B2 e>d|c>de>f g>eB>c|(3dfe (3dcB A2 A>G|
F<Ad>e f2- f>d|f<ag>e B2- B>d|c2 (3def g<ea>g|f<ad>c d2:|
|:f>g|a>Aa>g f2- f>d|f>gf<e d2- d>B|G>AB<d A>df<a|A>dg<f e2 (3efg|
a2 a<g f2 A>d|f>gf<e d2 c>d|G2 (3Bcd c<Aa>g|f<ad>c d2:|

Twelve comments

Farewell To The Dene

Well if this isn’t my favourite hornpipe, it’s definitely in my top 3 - I love it! It’s by Willy Taylor, who wrote some great tunes. If you like this one, check out the following:

The Pearl Wedding https://thesession.org/tunes/1190
Tich’s Reel
Shirley’s Reel
Snowy Monday

This hornpipe might seem a bit unusual because of the high frequency of strathspey-like light-heavy pairs, which give it a special lilt a bit like a highland/fling. I’ve notated these exactly as they were played by the man himself; any other pairs should be heavy-light by default.

Schottische - German - Barndance ~

As I used to know this, play it, and dance to it. As yet my memory cells aren’t telling me where I got it, but I have known and played a number of Willy Taylor’s fine tunes…lovely stuff…a melody full of smiles…

Right ‘c’ - I can see immediately when I’m told… still getting the hang of this barndance/fling/hornpipe thing but I’m getting there!

Wow, it just spontaneously resubmitted itself!

Great tune

Angels of the North use this for the Canadian barndance.
Great tune. I would suggest that the tune is a schotische rather than a hornpipe, at least in the Northumbrian sense of the words.
Noel Jackson

Angels of the North

boys of the lough say it is a strathspey

“Boys of the Lough”, who are they, another Glaswegian gang?

Other tunes from Willy Taylor’s muse ~

“Willy Taylor’s” ~ polka
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on August 31st 2004 by snowyowl.

“The Shining Pool” ~ hornpipe
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 13th 2005 by Dow.

“Wee Kerry’s Welcome to the Dene” ~ jig/quickstep
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on July 28th 2005 by ceolachan.

“Nancy Taylor’s” ~ reel
Key signature: G Gajor
Submitted on December 15th 2005 by alexboydell.