The Ballymun Regatta slip jig

By Dónal Lunny

Also known as Timedance.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Ballymun Regatta has been added to 1 tune set.

The Ballymun Regatta has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ballymun Regatta
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
~B3 BAF AFE|~B3 BAB dBA|~B3 BAF AFE|~e3 edB ABd:|
efg fed efg|afa bge afd|efg fed edB|dBA FAB def|
efg fed efg|afa bge afa|~b3 bge ~a3|~a3 afd dfd|efg afd edA|
2
X: 2
T: The Ballymun Regatta
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B3 BAF AFE|B3 BAB dBA|B3 BAF AFE|e3 edB ABd|
B3 BAF E3|B3 BAB dBA|B3 BAF AFE|e3 edB ABd||
efg fed efg|a3 bge afd|efg fed edB|dBA FAB def|
e3 fed efg|a3 bge afa|b3 bge a3|efg afd efd||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

Timedance

Isn’t this the tune that Planxty played on tv when the Eurovision song contest was held in Ireland?

The tune also shows up on The Seville Suite by Whelan.

Sure is. From the liner notes of The Seville Suite: “In 1981, RTE commissioned Donal Lunny and myself [i.e. Bill Whelan] to write a piece of music which would be used as the centrepiece for their presentation of Eurovision in that year. ‘Timedance’ was performed by Planxty and subsequently released as a single. This 1992 re-recording affords not only a pleasurable opportunity to reassemble most of those involved in the original, but also a chance to have a new look at the treatment - eleven years on. In the event, we decided to leave much as it was, but there is a new arrangement of ‘The Ballymun Regatta’.”

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the original recording

https://thesession.org/recordings/4442

Music commissioned for the Eurovision interval act in 1981 - this Planxty EP has

Side A: Timedance consisting of The Humours of Barrack Street (learned from Junior Crehan) followed by Isercleran and Ballymun Regatta both written by Bill Whelan and Donal Lunny.

Side B: Nancy Spain

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Re: The Ballymun Regatta

The notes (above) look good for the most part, but there definitely sounds like there is another bar or two at the end of the second part . when you listen to the recording.

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