Ansty’s barndance

By Paul McGrattan

Also known as The Ansty’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Ansty’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Ansty's has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Ansty's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:EF AB c2BA|Bc BA F2E2|EF AB ce eB|c2B2B2AF|
EF AB c2BA|Bc BA F2E2|e2ef ec A/B/c|B2A2A4:|
a2ec AB cA|Bc BAF2E2|a2ec AB cA|
[1c2B2B2e/f/g|a2ec AB cA|Bc BA F2E2|EF AB ce ec|B2A2A2e/f/g:|
[2c2B2B2cd|ef edc2BA|Bc BAF2E2|EF AB ce ec|B2A2A4||

Five comments

I learned this barndance at a workshop. It was composed by Paul McGrattan and you find a very nice version of the tune played by Beginish.

Reminds me a lot of a tune Martin Hayes played on his Over the Moon CD, called Lucy Farr’s. It’s in a different key, but the tune is so similar, even though the B part doesn’t go up so high. Anyone else think so?

“Lucy Farr’s” ~ the basic melody Martin Hazes ~ “Under the Moon”

alias ~ many, but basically “The Seven Step”
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on January 8th 2003 by Bannerman.

& the answer is “Nope!”

“The Taylor’s” & “The Ansty’s”

“The Taylor’s” ~ fling
Key signature: Dmajor
Submitted on December 24th 2005 by Nicole Isabel.

Similar to another tune

although the tune is composed by Paul McGrattan the first part is very like a Scottish march called ‘Battle of the Braes’, listed as barndance on this data base: