McNamara’s barndance

Also known as McNamara’s Band.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

McNamara’s has been added to 1 tune set.

McNamara's has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: McNamara's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc|d2dc dfaf|e2B2 B2ed|cBcb afge|defd A2FA|
d2dc dfaf|e2dc B2Bd|cBcb afge|d2dc d2:|
|:ag|f2af e2fe|defd A2FA|B2dB ABde|fdaf e2ag|
faaf egfe|defd A2ga|bagf gaAc|eddc d2:|

Four comments

McNamara’s

This lovely tune comes from Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn’s excellent banjo and box duet playing. I’m currently struggling with it as a mediocre flute player, but will never give up because it’s one of the nicest barndaces I’ve ever heard. Does it have another name?

good one! i’ll add it to my short list of favourite barndances. and very doable on the flute, too. don

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Yeah, a sweet one… Don’t forget t o ‘swing it’…
;-)

McNamara’s Band

Browsing through Jerry Holland’s tune books, I found this tune is listed as "McNamara’s Band" in his second collection. I remember the notes say he learned it from the playing of Maire O’Keeffe.