Michael Gaffney’s barndance

Also known as The Ballroom Favorite #2, The Ballroom Favorite No.2, The Ballroom Favorite, Ballroom Favourite, The Ballroom Favourite #2, The Ballroom Favourite No.2, The Ballroom Favourite, Ballroom Favourites, Rogha An Halla Rince.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Michael Gaffney’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Michael Gaffney's has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:e/|(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a2- a>f|g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d2- d3/2:|2 e>dB>c d2||
|:(3ABc|d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
[1 d2 e>d B>A (3FGA|d2 (3edc B2 B>c|d2 e>d B>A (3FGA|B2 c2 d2:|
[2 d>A (3fed B2 (3FGA|d2 (3edc B2- B>f|(3gag (3fgf (3efe (3Bcd|(3efe B>c d2- d3/2||
2
X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:z>e|(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a2- a>f|g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d2:|2 e>dB>c d2||
(3ABc|d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA|d2 (3edc B2- B>c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|.B2 .c2 .d2||
3
X: 3
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3cde|f>d A2 (3fed (3A^GA|(3dcd b>f a2 (3fga|g>e B2 (3gfe (3B^AB|(3c^Bc g>e A2 ^G>A|
(3fed A2 (3fed (3A^GA|(3dcd b>f a2- a>f|(3gag f>g B2- B>c|1 (3fed (3ABc d2:|2 f>dB>c d2- d3/2||
|:c/|d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3B^AB (3c^Bc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA|d2 (3edc B2- B>c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|1 .B2 .c2 .d2 z3/2|2 .B2 .c2 .d2||
4
X: 4
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a3 f|g2 f>e B2 c2|e>dB>c d2:|
d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA|d2 (3edc B3 c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|.B2 .c2 .d2||
# Added by muspc .
5
X: 5
T: Michael Gaffney's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd bf a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|cd (3edB A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed Ac|(3dcd bf a4|g2 fe B2 c2|1 edBc d4:|2 edBc d2 A2||
|:dfed BAFA|(3dcd ed B4|(3dcd ed BAFA|(3BAB (3cBc d2 A2|
d2 ed BAFA|(3dcd (3edc B3 c|(3dcd ed BA FA|B2 c2 d4:|

Six comments

There is also what seems to be a 24 bar version on a 78 rpm recording:

|:(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc|(3dcd b>f a4|(3gfe B2 (3gfe B2|c>d (3edc A4|
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c|(3dcd b>f a3 f|g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d3 e:|
2 e>dB>c d2 (3ABc||
|:d>fe>d B>AF>A|(3dcd e>d B4|(3dcd e>d B>AF>A|(3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc|
d2 e>d B>AF>A|d2 (3edc B3 c|(3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA|B2 (3cBc d4||

Michael Gaffney on banjo / John McKenna on flute - the second in a set of two barndances, following ‘The Ballroom Favourite’:

https://thesession.org/tunes/3329

- but running out of time and steam this one was cut off at the end…

~ a 24 bar version on a 78 rpm recording:

X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
|: ze |\
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2|1 e>dB>c d2 :|
|: (3ABc |\
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]

Slight Corrections…

to ceolachan’s 24 bar version:

X: 2
T: Michael Gaffney’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Dmaj
|: ze |\
(3fed A2 (3fed (3ABc | (3dcd b>f a4 | (3gfe B2 (3gfe B2 | c>d (3edc A4 |
(3fed A2 (3fed A>c | (3dcd b>f a3 f | g2 f>e B2 c2| e>dB>c d2 :|
| (3ABc |\
d>fe>d B>AF>A | (3dcd e>d B4 | (3dcd e>d B>AF>A | (3BAB (3cBc d2 (3ABc |
d2 e>d B>A (3FGA | d2 (3edc B3 c | (3dcd e>d B>A (3FGA | .B2 .c2 .d2 |]

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Michael Gaffney’s

After McKenna/Gaffney’s record. I’m presenting this as 32 bars, on the 78 they only got through it twice and I think they were hurried on by the recording engineer, thus they cut out 8 bars. Just a theory but who knows. Dunno if there are other instances of barndances/schottisches with irregular lengths like that.

I forgot to mention 😉 ~ YES! thanks Kevin, my suspicion as well…