Cruach An Choirce hornpipe

Also known as The Little Stack Of Oats, Stack Of Oats, The Stack Of Oats.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Cruach An Choirce has been added to 2 tune sets.

Cruach An Choirce has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Cruach An Choirce
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA| B2 BG ABGE|DGGF GABd |egge dBGA| BAAG A2 GA|
B2 BG ABGE|DGGF GABd |egge dB (3 ABc|B2GF G2:|
(3 Bcd|edgd edBd|edge d2 (3 Bcd|edge dBGA|BAAG A2 Bd|
edgd edBd|edge d2 Bd|egge dB (3ABc|B2GF G2 (3 Bcd||
edgd edBd|eage d2 Bd|efge dBGA|BA{B}AG A2 GA|
B2 BG ABGE|DGGF GABd |egge dB (3 ABc|B2GF G2||

Nine comments

One of Junior Crehan’s?

Stack of Oats?

I know this tune from a recent recording by Hugh and Colm Healy. They call it "Stack of Oats." It seems Choirce means oats in Gaelic.

i have an abc file with a version of this attributed to junior crehan, i don’t remember whose file it was but the version is from doug patience, scarriff.

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“The Little Stack of Oats”

~ a hornpipe by Junior Crehan, and to distinguish it from the ‘barndance’ with a similar name…

The 4 “Stacks” ~

Another "Stack" of wholegrain griddle cakes that Junior Crehan whipped up:

"The Stack of Rye"
Submitted on December 26th 2003 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2307

~ & both of these efforts to finish out two pre-existing "Stacks" to make a quad of "Stacks":

"The Little Stack Of Wheat"
Submitted on June 19th 2002 by no longer exists.
https://thesession.org/tunes/785

"The Stack Of Barley"
Submitted on December 5th 2003 by gian marco.
https://thesession.org/tunes/2224

I think this is rather plain as a hornpipe. It plays better as a reel, with a few minor adjustments.

Really nice as a lilting reel, Dan Possumato of Portand Oregon has it on his latest - Pulling Out the Stops