Barrack Street reel

Also known as The Humours Of Barrack Street.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Barrack Street has been added to 4 tune sets.

Barrack Street has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Barrack Street
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GA|BE~E2 G2 AD|~D2 AD ~D2Ac|BE ~E2 GFGA|(3.B.c.d ef gefd|
BE~E2 G2AD|~D2 AD ~D2Ac|BE ~E2 GFGA|(3.B.c.d ef e2:|
|:ef|gebe gebe|faad faaf|gebe gebe|fedf ~e3 f|
(3.g.f.e be gebe|faad faaf|~g3 e ~f3 d|(3.e.f.g fd e2:|
X: 2
T: Barrack Street
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|BE E2 G2 AD|D2 AD D2 Ac|BE E2 G3A|(3.B.c.d ef e2 dc|
BE E2 G2AD|D2 AD D2 Ac|BE E2 GFGA|(3.B.c.d ef e2:|
|:f|geBe geBe|faad faaf|geBe geBe|fedf e3f|
(3.g.f.e Be geBe|faad faaf|g3e f3d|edBd e2:|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Barrack Street
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
gebe gebe|fdad fdad|gebe gebe|fedf e4|
gebe gebe|fdad fdad|g4 f3d|Bdef gfed||

Eight comments

from the playing of Liam O’Flynn. abc is si,plified from John Walsh’s transcription.

Is this a traditional tune or a composed one. I’ve read something on the net that related it to Seamus Ennis, but??

This is from Timedance, an early 1980s project involving most of Planxty, along with Bill Whelan, later of Riverdance fame. I especially like Liam O’Flynn’s rendition of this tune.

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Do the dots on top of the triplets mean play them with staccatto?


As this is a pipes tune, the dots mean you shall play the triplet as a tight one. Liam O’Flynn plays a lot of tight triplets and crans what gives a very rythmic flow the tune.

On other instruments maybe too, but all this is a matter of style anyhow. If Davey Spillane would play that tune…..I cannot imaigine how it would sound….

Gan Ainm

Found this tune in Ceolas (Gan Ainm), but can’t find it anywhere else so I have no name to give it. I found it grows on you…

Re: Barrack Street

Thanks, Kenny.