Taylor’s barndance

By Paul McGrattan

Also known as The Taylor’s Fling, Taylor’s Highland Fling, The Taylor’s.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

Taylor's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Taylor's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de dB A2FA|Be ef ed Bc|de dB AF BF|1 ED EF D2FA:|2 ED EF D3B||
|:Ad fd ed fd|Ad fd eB B2|1 Ad fd ed fd|AB AF D4:|2 a2fd eBB2|AB AFD4||
X: 2
T: Taylor's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d>e d>B|A2F>A|B>e (3eee|f>d B>c|
d>e d>B|A>B A>F|E>D E>F|1 D4:|2 D2-D>c||
|:d2 f>d|A>d f>d|e>a f>e|e>d B>c|
[1d2 f>d|A>d f>d|B>e e>f|e2-e>c:|
[2d>e d>B|A>B A>F|E>D E>F|d4||

Nine comments

Another barndance composed by Paul McGrattan. The man himself plays this barndance together with ansty’s barndance. Both barndances are namend after the famous west Cork couple, The Taylor and Ansty.

The first part reminds me of Green Grow the Rushes.

“The Taylor’s” & “The Ansty’s”

“The Ansty’s” ~ barndance / schottische / German (32 bars swung)
Key signature: A Major
Submitted on December 23rd 2005 by Nicole Isabel.


Very very very close The Rising sun as Micho Russell played it and as such part of the Master’s Return family of tunes.

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Right spelling?

I know the story as ‘The Tailor and Ansty’, for a tailor he was.


The second part is almost

The Scartaglen Reel, number 263 (page 136) in Breathnach II.


Micho Russell’s Mystery

Does anyone have a name for this barn dance / schottische?
I recorded it from a once in a lifetime session with Micho Russell atConnor’s in Dooiln way back in the 1980s
( copy of the original tape is in the ITMA).
I loved this tune and I thought he called it “The Sporting Days of Easter” but I can’t find it anywhere, never mind under that name.

Re: Micho Russell’s Mystery

I’ve heard Micho playing that too, but am not sure there was ever a name attached to it. You could check his recordings, might be there somewhere.
The playback sounds off - not sure about those dotted notes.

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