En Dro barndance

Also known as An Dro.

En Dro has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: En Dro
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E2 AB cAAB|ccBA G2 AG|EEAB cAAB|c2 B2 A4:|
|:c2 AB cAAB|ccdc B2 AB|cAAB c2 AB|c2 B2 A4:|
2
X: 2
T: En Dro
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E2 A>B c2 A>B|c2 B>A G4|E2 A>B c>AA>B|c>cB>G A4:|
|:c2 A>B c2 A>B|c2 d>c B4|c2 A>B c>AA>B|c2 B>G A4:|

Six comments

"En Dro" / "An Dro" ~ a simple limited range tune from Breizh / Brittany

I was sure I had words for this somewhere but haven’t been able to find them.

I dug this out when Sarah the flute was seeking one octave tunes. It isn’t in D, but only covers 7 notes. It could be played in the relative key of E Dorian, but then would extend out of the range between D & d… A c natural shouldn’t be all that difficult to squeeze out for most instruments…

Discussion: What One Octave Tunes in D exist? (D to d in this case)
# Posted on September 19th 2007 by Sarah the Flute
https://thesession.org/discussions/15202

I’ve a couple more limited range tunes I’ll contribute before returning to the task of dealing with other promises tune-wise…

The transcription given here is simple, straight, but it can also be played swung… I remember playing some tunes in and out of both ways, straight and swung, when in Britanny. It was fun on both sides, as a musician and as a dancer…

Swung, and with other possibilities ~

X: 2
T: En Dro
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: barndance
K: Ador
|: E2 A>B c2 A>B | c2 B>A G4 | E2 A>B c>AA>B | c>cB>G A4 :|
|: c2 A>B c2 A>B | c2 d>c B4 | c2 A>B c>AA>B | c2 B>G A4 :|

Parallel fourths…

played above make for a nice Gregorian chant-like experience. The mode, in that case, would be aeolian, not dorian.

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Yes! I have played a version of this that rattled in the occassional F#, my reason for giving it as A Dorian instead of Aeolian, but since it can stand without the F at all, yes, and parallel 4ths are fun…

I still haven’t found those lyrics… 😏