The Ballycarroll jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Ballycarroll has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ballycarroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
=B|cAG FGF|BGF EGC|BGF EGC|FAd cA=B|
cAG FAC|BGF E2C|B,CD CcB|AFE F2F|
cAG FEF|BGF EGC|BGF EGC|FAd c (3AB=B|
cAG FCF|BGF E2C|B,CD CcB|AFE F2F||
fcA FF^F|GBd GBd|fcA FEF|EGC EGC|
fcA FF^F|GBd GBd|B,CD CcB|1 AFE F2F:|2 AFE F3||
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2
X: 2
T: The Ballycarroll
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
=B|cAG (3FGF F|BGF (3EFG C|BGF (3EFG C|FAd cA=B|
cAG (3FAF C|BGF E2C|(3B,CB, D CcB|AFE F2F|
cAG FEF|BGF EGC|BGF EGC|FAd c (3AB=B|
cAG (3FGF F|BGF E2C|(3B,CB, D CcB|AFE F2F||
fcA (3FGF ^F|GBd GBd|fcA FEF|(3EFG C EGC|
fcA (3FGF ^F|GBd GBd|(3B,CB, D CcB|1 AFE F2F:|2 AFE F3||
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Two comments

The Ballycarroll

This is the basic melody of the tune composed by Conor McCarthy who plays it on a Kincora B/C accordion on the recording "Ace Á Deuce." The notes indicate that the tune was "… named for our home in Barefield."

It’s a nice tune for a C/G concertina, too. This is it with some triplets from the first pass through the tune.
X: 1
T: The Ballycarroll
M: 6/8
L; 1/8
R: jig
K: Fmaj
=B | cAG (3FGF F | BGF (3EFG C | BGF (3EFG C | FAd cA=B |
cAG (3FAF C | BGF E2C | (3B,CB, D CcB | AFE F2F |
cAG FEF | BGF EGC | BGF EGC | FAd c (3AB=B |
cAG (3FGF F | BGF E2C | (3B,CB, D CcB | AFE F2F ||
fcA (3FGF ^F | GBd GBd | fcA FEF | (3EFG C EGC |
fcA (3FGF ^F | GBd GBd | (3B,CB, D CcB |1 AFE F2F :|2 AFE F3 ||

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Ballycarroll Jig

Hi… I wrote this jig after building a new home in Ballycarroll Barefield Ennis Co. Clare… It was also recorded in The Ivory Stairs (p.oreilly)