Lad O’Beirne hornpipe

Also known as Lad O’Beirne’s, O’Beirne’s.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

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Lad O’Beirne appears in 1 other tune collection.

Lad O’Beirne has been added to 4 tune sets.

Lad O'Beirne has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Lad O'Beirne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc | dBgd BdcB | Agfa ~g3e | dfec BdcA | FdAF (3.D.E.D (3.C.B,.A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, | CEAB c3A | (3.B.c.B GB cAFD | G2GF G2 :|
ga | bgdg bgdg | afdf afdf | (3.g.a.g (3.f.g.f (3.e.f.e dB | (3.c.B.A (3.B.A.G (3.F.E.D (3.C.B,.A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, | CEAB c3A | (3.B.c.B GB cAFD | G2GF G2 :|
2
X: 2
T: Lad O'Beirne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|B2 |:(3dcB gd BdcB |Agfa gfge |dBed BdcA |FGAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, |~C2 EG ~c2 dc |~B2 GB ~A2 FA |1 G2 GF GABc :|2 Ggfa gfga||
|: (3bag dg bgdg |(3agf df afdf |gafg egdB |GBAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, |~C2 EG ~c2 dc |~B2 GB ~A2 FA |1 G2 GF G2 ga :|2 G2 GF GABc|]
3
X: 3
T: Lad O'Beirne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d>Bg>d B>dc>B | A>gf>a g>fg>e | d>fe>c (3Bcd c>A | F>dA>F D2 (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | c>eA>B c3 A | (3BcB G>B (3cBA (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|
b>gd>g b>gd>g | a>fd>f a>f (3def | (3gag (3fgf (3efe d>B | (3cBA (3BAG (3FED (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | C>eA>B c3 A | (3BcB G>B c>A (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|
4
X: 4
T: Lad O'Beirne
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc |: (3dcB gd BdcB | Agfa gf (3gfe | dgec BdcA | FGAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, | CEAB cedc | (3BAG BdcAFA |1 (3GFG BAG2 :|2 Ggfa ~g2 ga||
|: bgdg bgdg | afdf afdf | (3gag fg efdB | FGAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, | CEAB cedc | (3BAG BdcAFA |1 Ggfa ~g2 ga :|2 (3GFG BAG2 |]

Eleven comments

Lad o’Beirne’s

This tune is dedicated to Lad, Lad was a big player with the NYC city bunch. This is one of my favorite hornpipes but it is obviously a fiddle/box tune. Anybody up to posting a setting that doesn’t dip below D?

Oh yeah, this is another Ed Reavy finger twister.

Above from below ~

T: Lad O’Beirne’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
B>c |
d>Bg>d B>dc>B | A>gf>a g>fg>e |
d>fe>c (3Bcd c>A | F>dA>F D2 (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | c>eA>B c3 A |
(3BcB G>B (3cBA (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|
g>a |
b>gd>g b>gd>g | a>fd>f a>f (3def |
(3gag (3fgf (3efe d>B | (3cBA (3BAG (3FED (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | C>eA>B c3 A |
(3BcB G>B c>A (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|

Lad o Beirne

this tune is played beattifully by an all Ireland champion fiddler on www.comhaltas.ie though this is a subscription site.

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Ed Reavey’s "Lad o’Beirne’s hornpipe

wish this hornpipe was played more….it is a most lovely hornpipe. Also wish it had a different name d/t all the other Lad o’Beirne named tunes..

Not Spellan the Fiddler

This is not "Spellan the Fiddler," which is an entirely different hornpipe. And Reavy’s name was "Lad O’Beirne," not "Lad O’Beirne’s."

Is there any way to correct the titles listed here?

Sean Ryan called it "The Flowing Tide"

This tune appears as "The Flowing Tide" on the sean Ryan LP "Traditional Music of Ireland". (The entire LP can be downloaded from http://ceolalainn.blogspot.com, which offers rare recordings of traditional Irish music.) Although the tune is called "The Flowing Tide" on the LP, it is obviously the Ed Reavy tune Lad O’Beirne. Here’s my transcription from the Sean Ryan recording.

X: 1
T: Flowing Tide, The
S: Sean Ryan, on Traditional Music of Ireland, Vol. 1
Z: dbritton, 09/2010
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
|B2 |:(3dcB gd BdcB |Agfa gfge |dBed BdcA |FGAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, |~C2 EG ~c2 dc |~B2 GB ~A2 FA |1 G2 GF GABc :|2 Ggfa gfga||
|: (3bag dg bgdg |(3agf df afdf |gafg egdB |GBAG (3FED (3CB,A, |
G,B,DG BGDB, |~C2 EG ~c2 dc |~B2 GB ~A2 FA |1 G2 GF G2 ga :|2 G2 GF GABc|]

A hornpipe with attitude

"Lad O’Beirne’s Hornpipe" - a minor readjustment of earlier submission

X: 2
T: Lad O’Beirne’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
|: B>c |\
d>Bg>d B>dc>B | A>gf>a g>fg>e | d>fe>c (3Bcd c>A | F>dA>F D2 (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | c>eA>B c3 A | (3BcB G>B (3cBA (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|
|: g>a |\
b>gd>g b>gd>g | a>fd>f a>f (3def | (3gag (3fgf (3efe d>B | (3cBA (3BAG (3FED (3cBA |
G>Bd>g B>gd>B | C>eA>B c3 A | (3BcB G>B c>A (3FED | G2 B2 G2 :|