The Honeybee slip jig

By Vincent Broderick

Also known as The Honey Bee.

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

The Honeybee appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Honeybee has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Honeybee has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Honeybee
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 BAG d3|G3 EFG DEF|G3 BAG d2d|ege edB BAB:|
g3 efg def|gfg efg a3|g3 efg dga|bag efg a3:|
g3 efg def|gfg efg a2a|bag agf ged|ege edB BAB|

Five comments

Source: John Skelton & Kieran O’Hare - “Double-Barrelled”
Transcription: gmp


Is this tune any relation to the Dance of the Honeybees by Charlie Lennon?? Waltz and Barndance.

Níl a fhios agam.

The Honey Bee

This is a composition of Vincent Broderick. It’s in his book - The Turoe Stone.

there is a lovely version of this tune by Liadan, on thier first album, which is just called Liadan, its track number 12, a set of 3 tunes which are The Honey Bee/ Phyllis Birthday/ Martin MacMahons’s. Well worth a listen, a georgous arrangement of a really lovely tune. Enjoy!