An Buachaill Dreoite hornpipe

Also known as An Buchall Droite.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bimíd Ag Ól (a few times), Kilcooley Wood (a few times) and Sean Reid’s (a few times).

An Buachaill Dreoite has been added to 1 tune set.

An Buachaill Dreoite has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: An Buachaill Dreoite
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:E|DGGB d2GB|d2GF GBAF|DGGB dBGB|dBcA =F3E|
DGGB d2GF|DGGF GABd|g2gf gbag|fdcA G3:|
|:A|B2BG cBcA|d2GF G2GA|B2BG cBcA|d2DE FGAG|
B2BG cBcA|d^cde f2 d/e/f|g2gf gbag|fdcA G3:|

Six comments

An Buachaill Dreoite (fling / hornpipe)

This is a fling version of the tune often associated with two Clare musicians, Willie Clancy and Joe Ryan. I first heard it played by East Galway flute player Sean Moloney, but this version is based on Ronan Browne and Peter O’Loughlin’s pipes and fiddle duet playing. Yes, it’s called a fling though both parts are repeated.

Source

According to Pat Mitchell’s notes, Willie Clancy got this tune from his father Gilbert Clancy, who in turn learned it from Garrett Barry. G. Barry came from a village called Inagh, which happens to be Joe Ryan’s birthplace.

barndance/schottische?

I don’t think it fits stylistically with what are usually called barndances, even if it is similarly structured. ‘Schottische’ is getting a bit technical for musicians with a greater-than-average number of left feet.

I think it’s an Engelska.