Ballyket Courthouse reel

Also known as The Ballyket Courthouse, Ballykett Courthouse, Barry’s Fancy, Clogger Quilt, The Clogger Quilt, The Clogger’s Quilt, Corry Hilly, The Half Door, Kathleen’s Fiddle, Micho Russell’s Favorite, Micho Russell’s Favourite, Paddy Finlay’s, St Andrews, St. Andrew’s, St. Andrews, The Swallow, Tom Donlon’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tomeen O’Dea’s (a few times), Blink (a few times), The Lakes Of Sligo (a few times) and West Clare (a few times).

Ballyket Courthouse has been added to 2 tune sets.

Ballyket Courthouse has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~d3e dBAG|EAAG ABcA|dge^c dBAG|1 EGGF G2Bc:|2 EGGF G2Bd||
|:g2fg edBd|eaag agef|g2fg edBd|1 (3efg fa ~g3f:|2 (3efg fa gbge||
X: 2
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~A3B AFED|B,EED EFGE|AdB^G AFED|1 B,DDC D2FG:|2 B,DDC D2FA||
|:d2cd BAFA|Beed edBc|d2cd BAFA|1 (3Bcd ce ~d3c:|2 (3Bcd ce dfdB||
X: 3
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGA G2 AB | c2 AF CFAF | G2 FG AF F2 :|
|: Ac (3c^Bc dcAc | dgga gfde |(3fef fd c2 Ac | f3 g af f2 :|
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAB A2 Bc | d2 BG DGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd (3d^cd edBd | eaab agef | (3gfg ge d2 Bd | g3 a bg g2 :|
X: 4
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGF G2 FD | CFAF cFAF | ~G2 FG AF ~F2 :|
|: Ac ~c2 dcAc | dgga gfde | fefd ~c2 Ac | fefg af ~f2 :|
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAG A2 GE | DGBG dGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd d2 edBd | eaab agef | gfge d2 Bd | gfga bg g2 :|
X: 5
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e2 fe ecBA | FBBA B/c/B Ac | e2 fe ecBA | FAAG ABcd |
eafe ecBA | FB-BA Bcdf | e2 fe ecBA | FA-AG A2 ||
a/b/a ga fece | fbb^a b=afg | a2 ga fece | faag aAce |
abga fece | fb-b^a b2 c/d/e | a/b/a ga f2 ce | fa-ag a2 |]
d2 g/f/e dBAG | EAAG A2 Bc | dBeB d2 B/A/G | DG-GF G2 A/B/c |
dge^c dBAG | EA-AG A2 G/A/B | dBeB dBAG | DGGF G2 ||
g2 e/f/g gedg | eaa^g a2 ef | gGdg edBd | eggf gG B/c/d |
gafg efdg | ea-a^g aA B/c/d | g/a/g fg e/f/e Bd | eg-gf g2 |]
X: 6
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G | d2 ed dBAG | EA-AG A3 B | eged dBAG | EG-GF G3 :|
|: g | g2 fg edBd | ea-ag agef | g2 fg edBd | eg-gf g3 :|
~ | EG2F G2 G :| ~ & ~ | eg2f g2 g :|
~ | EG-GF G2 G2 :| ~ & ~ | eg-gf g2 g2 :|
X: 7
T: Ballyket Courthouse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc |: dzeB dBAG | EAAG AABc | dzeB dBAG | EGGF GGBc |
dgeB dBAG | EAAG AABc | dzeB dBAG | EGGF GGfa ||
|: ~g3f edBd | eaaa agef | ~g3f edBd | eaaf ggef |
gzfg edBd | eaab agef | gzfd edB/c/d | eaaf ggBc ||
# Added by bdh .

Twelve comments

Ballyket Courthouse

Nice tune. Any chance of the abc’s for it in D?

It sounds nice in D but doesn’t lie under the fingers as naturally for me. Was there any particular reason you wanted to play it in D? :-)

X: 1
T: Ballyket Courthouse
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
~A3B AFED|B,EED EFGE|AdB^G AFED|1 B,DDC D2FG:|2 B,DDC D2FA||
|:d2cd BAFA|Beed edBc|d2cd BAFA|1 (3Bcd ce ~d3c:|2 (3Bcd ce dfdB||

“St. Andrews” ~ another rescued duplication ~ in F

Key signature: F Major
Submitted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas.
~ /tunes/8815

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Fmaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGA G2 AB | c2 AF CFAF | G2 FG AF F2 :|
|: Ac (3c^Bc dcAc | dgga gfde |(3fef fd c2 Ac | f3 g af f2 :|

This one ~ was played a lot in sessions in Durham (UK) back in the Seventies. I think it was in one of the Bulmer-Sharpley tunebooks, which were used a lot, as a "Gan Ainm" tune. At any rate, it was always played in F Major, so I’ve entered it here thus, just in case it’s one of those odd tunes like Julia Delaney that is conventionally always played in some less usual key.

However, here are abc’s in G Major:
X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Reel
K: G Major
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAB A2 Bc | d2 BG DGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd (3d^cd edBd | eaab agef | (3gfg ge d2 Bd | g3 a bg g2 :|

# Posted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas

“St. Andrews” ~ “Music from Ireland volume 3”

Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1976
ISBN: 0-9503784-4-5

Page 11, tune #32: "St. Andrews" in F

X: 32
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: FMaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGF G2 FD | CFAF cFAF | ~G2 FG AF ~F2 :|
|: Ac ~c2 dcAc | dgga gfde | fefd ~c2 Ac | fefg af ~f2 :|

& that up a step to G

X: 32
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: GMaj
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAG A2 GE | DGBG dGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd d2 edBd | eaab agef | gfge d2 Bd | gfga bg g2 :|

Duplication!!!

“Rattigan’s” / “Larry Redigan’s”

Two other names this one goes by…

“The Ballyket Courthouse” ~ a take in A & some other possibilities

X: 7
T: Ballyket Courthouse, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
cd |\
e2 fe ecBA | FBBA B/c/B Ac | e2 fe ecBA | FAAG ABcd |
eafe ecBA | FB-BA Bcdf | e2 fe ecBA | FA-AG A2 ||
c/d/e |\
a/b/a ga fece | fbb^a b=afg | a2 ga fece | faag aAce |
abga fece | fb-b^a b2 c/d/e | a/b/a ga f2 ce | fa-ag a2 |]

& another take in G ~

X: 8
T: Ballyket Courthouse, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
Bc |\
d2 g/f/e dBAG | EAAG A2 Bc | dBeB d2 B/A/G | DG-GF G2 A/B/c |
dge^c dBAG | EA-AG A2 G/A/B | dBeB dBAG | DGGF G2 ||
B/c/d |\
g2 e/f/g gedg | eaa^g a2 ef | gGdg edBd | eggf gG B/c/d |
gafg efdg | ea-a^g aA B/c/d | g/a/g fg e/f/e Bd | eg-gf g2 |]

“The Ballyket Courthouse” ~ courtesy of another member

Here’s another take on this as sent to me by Browndog,
https://thesession.org/members/10803

"Siobhan Kelly taught this to our flute class in the Catskills in 2000."

X: 9
T: Ballyket Courthouse, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: G | d2 ed dBAG | EA-AG A3 B | eged dBAG | EG-GF G3 :|
|: g | g2 fg edBd | ea-ag agef | g2 fg edBd | eg-gf g3 :|

I’ve approximated the last measures and added lead-ins. The fair ABCs sent me didn’t quite add up at the close. Browndog didn’t have any lead-ins and had as the last measure of each part:

~ | EG2F G2 G :| ~ & ~ | eg2f g2 g :|

They could also be interpreted as, minus lead-ins:

~ | EG-GF G2 G2 :| ~ & ~ | eg-gf g2 g2 :|

McGoldrick setting

Here’s Michael McGoldrick’s setting of the tune, as "Paddy Finlay’s" on *Fused*:

K:Gmaj
Bc |: dzeB dBAG | EAAG AABc | dzeB dBAG | EGGF GGBc |
dgeB dBAG | EAAG AABc | dzeB dBAG | EGGF GGfa ||
|: ~g3f edBd | eaaa agef | ~g3f edBd | eaaf ggef |
gzfg edBd | eaab agef | gzfd edB/c/d | eaaf ggBc ||

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