Richard Deasy’s march

Also known as Richard Deasy, The Richard Deasy March, Richard Deasy’s.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Richard Deasy's has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Richard Deasy's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
ed|c2A>G ABcd|eAce a2ge|d2B>A GABc|dBge d2ed|
c2A>G ABcd|efge a2b>a|ged>c dged|1 c2A>G A2:|2 c2A>G ABcd||
e2a>b aged|ecAB c2Bc|dg f/g/a gab>a|gedB G2ed|
c2A>G ABcd|efge a2b>a|ged>c dged|c2A>G ABcd|
e2a>b aged|ecAB c2Bc|dg f/g/a gab>a|gedB G2AB|
c2Bd cBce|d2cd efge|a>gec dged|c2A>G A2||
X: 2
T: Richard Deasy's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
c2 A>^G A2 B/c/d | eA^ce ab/a/ ge | d2 B>^A B2 G/=A/B/c/ | dGge de/d/ cB |
c2 A>^G ABcd | ef g/f/e a2 b>a | ged^c d=fe<d | c2 A>^G A2 :|
e2 a>b ag e/d/^c | e>^cAB =c2 B>c | dg f/g/a g>a b/a/g/f/ |
[1 gedB G2 e>d | c2 A>^G A2 B/c/d | ef g/f/e a2 b>a | ged^c d2 =f/e/d | c2 A^G A2 :|
[2 g>edB G3 B | c2 B>d cBce | d2 ^c>d efg<e | a2 g/e/^c d=fe<d | c2 A2 A2 |]
X: 3
T: Richard Deasy's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
G2 E>^D EFGA | BEGB e2 dB | A2 F>E DEFG | AFdB A2 BA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 :|
B2 e>f edBA | BGEF G2 F>G | Adce defe | dBAF D2 BA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 ^GA |
B2 e>f edBA | BGEF G2 F>G | Adce defe | dBAF D2 EF |
G2 F>A GFGB | A2 ^G>A BcdB | edB^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 |]
X: 4
T: Richard Deasy's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
G2 E^D E>FGA | BE^GB ef/e/ dB | A2 F>^E F2 D/=E/F/G/ | AD E/F/G/A/ de/d/ =cA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | Bc d/c/B e2 f>e | dBA>^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 :|
B2 e>f ed B/A/^G | B>^GEF =G2 F>G | Adce d>e f/e/d/c/ | dBAF D2 B>A |
G2 E>^D E2 F/G/A | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 ^GA |
B2 d/e/f e2 d/c/B/A/ | B^GEF =GA/G/ F>G | Ad c/d/e d>ef>e | dBAF D3 F |
G2 E/F/G/A/ G>FGB | A2 ^G>A Bcd<B | edB^G A>=cB<A | G2 E2 E2 |]

Eighteen comments

~ March ~

March! ~ and a nice one too. So where did you get this from? It might help the rest of us to pin it down to sources. It’s familiar but I haven’t a name coming to mind for it as yet…

Does anybody know this tune?

I learned this beautiful march from the playing of the Leeds Ceili Band recorded around 10 years ago. It’s the first tune of a smashing medley of a march, a jig, an O’Carolan piece, and a reel. I’ve no idea where it comes from. A fife tune?

You’re quick!

This tune is running around my head now -so Slainte, are you going to enlighten us as to what the other tunes in the medley are or just leave us in suspense!!!

Posted .

This March (the full band)/ The Donnybrook Fair (pipes solo)/ Nameless O’Carolan Piece (fiddle & piano accordion duet accompanied by pipe drone)/ The Pigtown (the full band) It’s on the recording called "Music in Exile: a celebration of comhaltas in Leeds" http://www.leedscomhaltas.org.uk/index.php?se=9&pg=36

I’ll try to find out more about this tune and O’Carolan piece. ‘Ceolachan’ points out this march can be played in Edor somewhere else.

I thought it sounded kinda familiar as well - but then I figured it was the set dance, ‘Rodney’s Glory’, I was thinking of - is there some sort of relationship there, perhaps.

Posted .

I’ve known it in E Dorian but it can also be played in B Dorian… I still haven’t come up with the ‘name’ yet, but I haven’t given up, not on my memory or my various resources, living and otherwise. As I like to put it, my memory isn’t bad, it just doesn’t perform on demand…

I’ll return with some other takes on this one. It’s a kick to play..
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I searched several tune databases, but nothing came up. I’ll try to contact a member of the band.

I haven’t had any luck finding a title for this one yet either, but much of what I’d turn to is not at hand here… I’ll keep looking…

“Richard Deasy’s March” ~ composed by Paddy O’Brien

3 years on and wouldn’t you know, I ‘duplicate’ it ~

"The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien"
Paddy O’Brien of Nenagh, County Tipperary
J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992
Page 31: Marches ~ "The Richard Deasy March" / "Richard Deasy"

X: 2
T: Richard Deasy’s March
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Ador
|: =f/e/d |\
c2 A>^G A2 B/c/d | eA^ce ab/a/ ge | d2 B>^A B2 G/=A/B/c/ | dGge de/d/ cB |
c2 A>^G ABcd | ef g/f/e a2 b>a | ged^c d=fe<d | c2 A>^G A2 :|
|: B/c/d |\
e2 a>b ag e/d/^c | e>^cAB =c2 B>c | dg f/g/a g>a b/a/g/f/ |
[1 gedB G2 e>d | c2 A>^G A2 B/c/d | ef g/f/e a2 b>a | ged^c d2 =f/e/d | c2 A^G A2 :|
[2 g>edB G3 B | c2 B>d cBce | d2 ^c>d efg<e | a2 g/e/^c d=fe<d | c2 A2 A2 |]

3 years on ~ duplication ~ the above ~ “Richard Deasy’s March” ~ & notes

Key signature: Adorian
Submitted on June 4th 2008 by ceolachan.
~ /tunes/8590

This was neglected, sorry slainte, until someone approached me for marches & as I commented for the duplication ~ "Having been asked, here’s another one you and the gang could consider Mr. Cavanagh…"

https://thesession.org/members/8499

# Posted on June 4th 2008 by ceolachan

Ah, I remember this tune from last year. We played in a Grupa Ceoil competition but haven’t played it since. Nice march.

# Posted on June 5th 2008 by PaddyCmusic

Paddy, I suspect you’ll have a different take on it. I’d love to see ABCs for it. This one isn’t ‘by-the-book’…

# Posted on June 5th 2008 by ceolachan

Duplication!!! ~ and one I said was familiar but couldn’t bring to mind… So, 3 years later and a few memory jogs and I remembered… I’ll have to let ‘J’ know…

# Posted on June 7th 2008 by ceolachan

I did promise those other ‘takes’ on it, in other keys. Let’s see if I remember to follow throught this time, maybe in 3 more years? :-/ ~ ;-)

;-)

Don’t forget to add the name to the Leeds recording so the two will link together. I still favour playing this down lower, but I’ll add a take on that to this transcription later, as promised way back when.

Damned I have an oddly firing memory. I have been looking for making the connection since you first submitted this, off and on, and then sent me a copy of their recording on cassette, which is still here besides the computer with a wobbling stack of other recordings and queries to attend to. I even contacted some folks in Leeds to see if they might help my uncooperative memory, but alas, no. It always drives me a little la-la when I know I know a tune but can’t shake the specifics out of the museum of my brain…

Thanks for helping slainte, appreciated… This is a lovely tune, great fun to play…

“Richard Deasy’s March” ~ by the book, well, almost ~ E Dorian

I know, I promised this ages ago, the way I actually prefer it, down a fourth and with more grumble per gram, in E Dorian… Rather than take my flights of fancy with it, at least for this entry, and for comparision with the other takes here, this is literally by the book but down lower. The book has the B part doubled, but I’ve never known it to be played that way and suspect that was just a misprint. It just seems to go better as a 1st and 2nd ending, as offered up here so far. Here’s that long overdo lower take on it. I may add my own take on it in the valleys later, but for now ~

X: 3
T: Richard Deasy’s March
C: Paddy O’Brien of Nenagh, County Tipperary (in A Dorian)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Edor
|: BA |\
G2 E>^D EFGA | BEGB e2 dB | A2 F>E DEFG | AFdB A2 BA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 :|
^GA |\
B2 e>f edBA | BGEF G2 F>G | Adce defe | dBAF D2 BA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 ^GA |
B2 e>f edBA | BGEF G2 F>G | Adce defe | dBAF D2 EF |
G2 F>A GFGB | A2 ^G>A BcdB | edB^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 |]

Recording: “Music in Exile: a celebration of comhaltas in Leeds”

This particular recording isn’t on site here, not yet anyway. However, another Leeds one is, and I had forgotten to update the track listings… So much work to do and such neglect on my part… :-/

“Richard Deasy’s March” ~ composed by Paddy O’Brien

Here is some more fun, close to the previous take I’d given but down in E Dorian again ~

X: 4
T: Richard Deasy’s March
C: Paddy O’Brien of Nenagh, County Tipperary (in A Dorian)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: Edor
|: B>A |\
G2 E^D E>FGA | BE^GB ef/e/ dB | A2 F>^E F2 D/=E/F/G/ | AD E/F/G/A/ de/d/ =cA |
G2 E>^D EFGA | Bc d/c/B e2 f>e | dBA>^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 :|
E/F/G/A/ |\
B2 e>f ed B/A/^G | B>^GEF =G2 F>G | Adce d>e f/e/d/c/ | dBAF D2 B>A |
G2 E>^D E2 F/G/A | BcdB e2 f>e | dBA^G A=cBA | G2 E>^D E2 ^GA |
B2 d/e/f e2 d/c/B/A/ | B^GEF =GA/G/ F>G | Ad c/d/e d>ef>e | dBAF D3 F |
G2 E/F/G/A/ G>FGB | A2 ^G>A Bcd<B | edB^G A>=cB<A | G2 E2 E2 |]

‘c’, I will post "Music in Exile," hopefully tomorrow. There are a couple of more Paddy O’Brien tunes on the recording. I guess a piano accordion player picked it up from the tunebook.

That’d be great Hiro… We’re crossing our fingers you get a job nearer to here, in dear Ireland…