Eanach Dhúin waltz

Also known as Anac-cuain, Anach Chuain, Anach Cuain, Anach Cuan, Anach Cuin, Anachuin, Eanach Cuain.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Morning Dew (a few times).

Eanach Dhúin has been added to 1 tune set.

Eanach Dhúin has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Eanach Dhúin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E EF | G2 FE FE | d2 ef ed | B2AF EF |
D2>E2 EF | G2 FE FE | d2 ef ed | B2AF EE |
E2>B2 Bc/d/ | e2fe d/B/c | d2 ef ed | B2AF EF |
D3 DE F | G2 FE FE | d2 ef ed | B2AF EE | E3 |]
X: 2
T: Eanach Dhúin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:e>ed>^cA4 | A>BA>G g2a2 | aa/2b/2aa/2b/2a/2g/2e4 | d3BA/2B/2HG3 |
E>GA3Bc2B4 | A/2B/2A<{B}AGg2a2 | a/2b/2aa/2b/2a/2g/2e2d2 | d A>GA3-HA2|
zd ef/2g/2 ab3 | za e>fgaa2 | {g}aaba-a2{b}a/2g/2e-e2 | d2dBABG2 |
E3GA3B | cB3 ABA2 | G2g2a4 | aba2age2 | d2dBA>GHA2:|

Eleven comments

Eanach Dhúin

Slow air.

Eanach Dhúin

Where did you get your transcription from, Falkbeer?

Eanach Dhuin

I think this is the tune of a song sung in Irish by Michael O’Donnell on the first Bothy Band album.

Notation

See also the setting in Tomas O’Canainn’s Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland (#40) which is much more accurate (correct time signature, for a start, though I know that’s a vexed issue with transcribing slow airs, and I’m not generally a fan of that book….), though at a different (and I think preferable for flute/whistle) pitch - a 4th higher, in A dor. FWIW, one can play it in 3/4 as the OP offers it - the notation is not "wrong" in terms of technical inconsistencies, but I think it loses the feel of the tune as sung/played in most of the renditions I’ve heard.

Bad version

I’m learning this tune on tin whistle and this version is awful. Barely relates at all to how the tune should sound. @Jemtheflute thanks for posting an accurate rendition of the tune/song.

Re: Eanach Dhúin

Jemtheflute - thanks a lot!

Re: Anach Cuain

X: 2

My rough transcription of Dolly Mac Mahon’s singing (from the video above). Some measures have more than four beats, and the note lengths are not exact, etc. It’s a slow air after all.

Anach Cuain, X:2

My rough transcription of Dolly Mac Mahon’s singing (from the video above). I chose to transcribe it in 4/4 time, but the board won’t allow me to change the time signature, and it was originally posted the "waltz" section. Some measures have more than 4 beats, and the note lengths are relative, not exact - it’s a slow air after all.

Re: Eanach Dhúin

Sorry for the double post - I can’t delete one (shrug).