The Nova Scotia barndance

Also known as The All Star Barn Dance, The All Star Barn Dances, Mike’s, Mike’s Barn Dance, The Nova Scotia Barn Dance, Nova Scotia Polka.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Nova Scotia has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Nova Scotia
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c>d |e>fe>c A>ce>a | (3gag f2 f2 B>c | d>ed>c B>cd>e | (3fgf e2 c2- c>d |
e>fe>c A>ce>a | (3gag f2 b2- b>a | g>ag>f e>dc>B |[1 A>ae>c A2 :|[2 A>ae>c A2- A3/ ||
|: B/ |c2 e2 e>^de>f | e2 d2 d>cB>c | d2 f2 f>^ef>g | f2 e2 c2- c>d |
e2 f2 g2 a2 |[1 a2 g2 g2- g>a | g2 f2 f>^ef>g | f2 e2 c2- c3/ :|
[2 b2 a2 f2- f>a | g>ag>f e>dc>B | A>ae>c A2 |]
X: 2
T: The Nova Scotia
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c>d |e>fe>c A>ce>a | g2 f2 f2 B>c | d>ed>c B>cd>e | f2 e2 c2 c>d |
e>fe>c A>ce>a | g2 f2 b2- b>a | g>ag>f e>dc>B |[1 A2 c2 A2 :|[2 A2 c2 A2- A3/ ||
|: e/ |c2 e2 e>^de>f | e2 d2 d>cB>c | d2 f2 f>^ef>g | f2 e2 c2- c>d |
e2 f2 g2 a2 |[1 a2 g2 g>fg>a | g2 f2 f>^ef>g | (3fgf e2 e2- e3/ :|
[2 b2 a2 f2- f>a | g>ag>f e>dc>B | A2 c2 A2 |]
X: 3
T: The Nova Scotia
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B>c |d>ed>B G2 d>g | (3fgf e2 e2 A>B | c>dc>B A2 (3Bcd | (3efe d2 B>^AB>c |
d2 d>B G>Bd>g | f2 e2 a2- a>g | f>gf>e d>c (3cBA |[1 G2 g2 G2 :|[2 G>gd>B G2- G3/ ||
|: A/ |B2 d2 d>^cd>e | (3ded c2 c>BA>B | c2 e2 e>^de>f | (3efe d2 B2- B>c |
d2- d>e f2 g2 |[1 (3gag f2 f2- f>g | (3fgf e2 e>^de>f | (3efe d2 B2- B3/ :|
[2 a2 g2 e2- e>g | f>gf>e d>cB>A | G2 g2 G2 |]

Eight comments

Jackie Daly & the McGuire Brothers - Buttons & Bows

I prefer to give some name association for these ‘gan ainms’. I’m sure I have this one from a few other sources and if I find a better name for it, or if anyone else does and can give reference for it - I’ll make the update…

- in memory of and out of respect for a great concertina player…

No longer a ‘gan ainm’ - my misfiring memory should have caught this one, but then it would be firing properly - ‘The Nova Scotia’…

Another transcription -

|:c>d|e>fe>c A>ce>a|g2 f2 f2 B>c|d>ed>c B>cd>e|f2 e2 c2 c>d|
e>fe>c A>ce>a|g2 f2 b3 a|g>ag>f e>dc>B|1 A2 c2 A2:|2 A2 c2 A3||
|:e|c2 e2 e>^de>f|e2 d2 d>cB>c|d2 f2 f>^ef>g|f2 e2 c3 d|
e2 f2 g2 a2|1 a2 g2 g>fg>a|g2 f2 f>^ef>g|(3fgf e2 e3:|2 b2 a2 f3 a|g>ag>f e>dc>B|A2 c2 A2||

Re: The Nova Scotia Barn Dance

Played as ‘Mike’s barndance’ by Phoenix Dance Band on their album All fired up. (Stroud, Glos: Firebird Records, 2016).
Also known as ‘All Star barn dance’ and ‘Nova Scotia polka’.
Alan Ng’s index number for this is 1433 (https://www.irishtune.info/tune/1433/).

:-/

Thanks! I’d forgotten to return and make corrections & additions…

X: 3 “The Nova Scotia Barn Dance”

~ down a step in G Major…