## Ten comments

### The Ballintore

This 12/8 jig I got from the playing of Paddy Keenan. I know there is a similar reel posted here, but this is the correct setting for this tune.

Aren’t there two distinct tunes here? The first is a shortened version of "Kitty O’Neill’s" (?) and the second is "The Ballintore Fancy" which usually has only two parts. I have not heard the recording in a long time, but doesn’t Paddy double-track the pipes and play a counter-melody to the last tune? Is this where you are getting the extra parts? For me Paddy Keenan will always be the King of the Pipers, but with his flair for improvisation, I would be wary of taking any of Paddy’s versions as the "correct setting" — what ever that means.

I mean it’s the setting Paddy Keenan plays on his album, and is probably the best known version if you’re a piper. Paddy is one of the best there’s no doubt about that. He will be playing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival next month in Victoria Australia so I’m looking forward to hearing him. I think this tune was originally played by Leo Rowsome, but Paddy has obviously added his own flair. Regards.

I suppose if you’re a piper the more correct and wellknown version would be the one on Leo Rowsome’s King of the Pipers recording. Where Keenan got it from. And the two part version would be the ‘correct setting’ , without the counter bits included.

I can see I’m going to have to stop using words like "correct setting" slap on the hand for me. I should have said "This is the setting I like."

### “The Ballintore Fancy” as the reel

Key signature: G Major

Submitted on February 13th 2003 by gian marco.

https://thesession.org/tunes/1437

### “Kitty O’Neill’s/O’Shea’s Barndance” ~

Key signature: A Major ( played in G too )

Submitted on December 17th 2002 by Mad Baloney.

https://thesession.org/tunes/1221

### “The Ballintore ~ ” ~ defragging the notes :-/

Here are JackB’s notes readjusted to show the first bits as a barndance and then later the later as the slide, + !? ~

X: 1

T: Ballintore, The ("Kitty O’Neill’s/O’Shea’s Barndance")

M: 12/8

L: 1/8

R: slide

K: Gmaj

|: GA | B3 B2D B3 B2D | B2A B2c B2A G2B | A3 A2F A3 A2F | A2g f2e d2c B2A |

B3 B2D B3 B2D | B2A B2c B2A G2B | A3 A2F A3 A2g | f2d c2A G3 z :|

|: GA|B2D G2B D2B B2A |B2D B2D B2A G2B |A3 A2F A3 A2F |A2g f2e d2c B2A|

BcB B2D BcB B2D |B2A B2c B2A G2B |A3 A2F A3 A2g|f2d c2A G3 z :|

|:GA|B3 g3 B3 B2G |c2B c2e A3 A2B |c2d e2f g2f g2e |dcB c2A B3 G2A |

B3 g2f g2d B2G |c2B c2e A3 A2B |c2d e2f g2f g2e |d2B c2A G3 z :|

And now the transformation ~

X: 1

T: Ballintore, The ("Kitty O’Neill’s/O’Shea’s Barndance")

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: barndance

K: Gmaj

|: G>A |\

B2 B>D B2 B>D | B>AB>c B>AG>B | A2 A>F A2 A>F | A>gf>e d>cB>A |

B2 B>D B2 B>D | B>AB>c B>AG>B | A2 A>F A2 A>g | f>dc>A G2 :|

|: G>A |\

B>DG>B D>BB>A | B>DB>D B>AG>B | A2 A>F A2 A>F | A>gf>e d>cB>A |

(3BcB B>D (3BcB B>D | B>AB>c B>AG>B | A2 A>F A2 A>g | f>dc>A G2 :|

|: G>A |\

B2 g2 B2 B>G | c>Bc>e A2 A>B | c>de>f g>fg>e | (3dcB c>A B2 G>A |

B2 g>f g>dB>G | c>Bc>e A2 A>B | c>de>f g>fg>e | d>Bc>A G2 :|

& minus >

X: 1

T: Ballintore, The ("Kitty O’Neill’s/O’Shea’s Barndance")

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: barndance

K: Gmaj

|: GA |\

B2 BD B2 BD | BABc BAGB | A2 AF A2 AF | Agfe dcBA |

B2 BD B2 BD | BABc BAGB | A2 AF A2 Ag | fdcA G2 :|

|: GA |\

BDGB DBBA | BDBD BAGB | A2 AF A2 AF | Agfe dcBA |

(3BcB BD (3BcB BD | BABc BAGB | A2 AF A2 Ag | fdcA G2 :|

|: GA |\

B2 g2 B2 BG | cBce A2 AB | cdef gfge | (3dcB cA B2 GA |

B2 gf gdBG | cBce A2 AB | cdef gfge | dBcA G2 :|

X: 2

T: Ballintore Fancy, The

M: 12/8

L: 1/8

R: single jig

K: Gmaj

z |:\

G2 B B3 G2 B d2 B | G2 B B3 F2 G A2 D |

G2 B B3 G2 B d2 B | e2 c A2 G F2 G A2 D :|

|: B2 E E2 D B2 E G2 A | B2 E E2 D A2 D F2 A |

B2 E E2 D c2 A B2 G |[1 A2 G F2 G A2 D G2 A :|[2 A2 G F2 G A2 c B2 A ||

X: 3

T: ??? :-/

M: 12/4

L: 1/8

R: single jig

K: Gmaj

|: g3 g2 f d2 g g3 | d2 g g3 d2 e f2 d |

g3 g2 f d2 g g3 | a3 a2 g a2 g f2 a :|

|: e2 B B3 e2 f g2 d | e2 B B3 d2 B A2 B |

e2 B B3 e2 f g2 e | d2 B A2 B d2 e f2 d :|

### “The Ballintore Fancy” ~ single jig

Key signature: G Major

Submitted on July 7th 2008 by ceolachan.

https://thesession.org/tunes/8690

### “Kitty O’Neill’s/O’Shea’s Barndance” is “Kitty O’Neill’s Champion Jig”

For clarity’s sake, it’s a ‘sand jig’… ;-)