Composed by Heinrik Norbek. A nice little tune
Um… Heinrik Norbek is a grand chap but I don’t think we can credit him with this hornpipe which is a lot older than he is, I believe.
Heinrik! You look so young for your age! What’s your secret? 🙂
I learnt thisprecisely version of ‘stack of wheat’ from Brian Gallagher at willie week some years ago.
That was beginners level, but it’s a nice tune anyhow.
sorry, i think i put the name on the wrong tune… feeling kinda stupid… i gotta go….
Can anyone think of any tunes to put this into a set?:
as far as I am aware this is the right name of the tune. At least this is what it was called when I learned it, and I think it’s a cracking wee tune. Can anyone thing of some tunes to put it with?
Jen, this would fit nicely with the Wicklow Hornpipe (aka Delahanty’s or Delahunty’s) or Kitty’s Wedding, both in the tunes here at thesession.org.
Tunes to play with Stack of Wheat
Our band does this with Off to California, they work quite well together. We usually start with Stack of Wheat and then go into Off to California.
Little Stack of Wheat
I would, being very thick, like to see a notation of this tune as played by Brady and Irvine, who didn’t seem bothered to play it as a hornpipe, for a start. Also, off my record deck, their version comes out in F sharp - very difficult for my flautist wife to follow, while I have to capo 6 frets up and play it a string down on the ‘zouk.
John Blake/Lamond Gillespie/Mick Leahy play this on the album "Traditional Irish Music from London".
Its a nice recording … and its not in "F"! So easier to accompany.
Andy Irvine/Paul Brady
The tune of the same name on the Andy Irvine/Paul Brady album is completely different from the tune posted here as far as I can make out. I’ve always known this one as simply "The Stack of Wheat" and the one on the AI/PB album as the "Little Stack of Wheat". Not sure if this last one has been posted.
Andy Irvine/Paul Brady
Their version or something similar is posted as "Bantry Bay (The Little Stacks of Wheat)".
Pat Roche’s Harp & Shamrock Orchestra paired it in the 1920s with….the dreaded (but justly favorite, I think) Boys of Blue Hill…The Boys first.
Stack of wheat
Coleman recorded this preceded by the Stack of Barley , but I have the temerity to think that they work even better the other way round.
But if you want to confuse people, go into Walsh’s Hornpipe!
The Little Stack of Wheat
Watch Chris Droney play the tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URBZ65IZykI
Nice version; I like the staggered reruns of the <Bcd e> run in the second part:
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The dubliners do this one paired with ‘the plains of boyle’. Its called the sheaf of wheat on the 40 years of dubliners album.
The Little Stack Of Wheat, X:2 (pipes version)
As learned from Neilidh Mulligan at Willie Clancy week 1980
A tin whistle version here
Re: The Little Stack Of Wheat
There’s a recording of Junior Crehan, Eamon McGivney, Michael Tubridy and Tommy McCarthy playing this before The Rights of Man on the album Set Dances of Ireland Vol. 1.
The Little Stack Of Wheat, X:3
This sounds like another hornpipe that I can’t bring to mind …. taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch.