Peter Parson’s barndance

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Peter Parson’s has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Peter Parson's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|B2A2 G2E2|ABA2 F2D2|
fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|B2A2 G2E2|D2F2 D3z:|
|:A2AB defg|a2f2 d2fa|g2e2 c2ag|fedc dfa2|
A2AB defg|a2f2 d2fa|gfge cABc|1 d2f2 d2dB:|2 d2f2 daag||
X: 2
T: Peter Parson's
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:c>g|f2 d2 e>d (3dcB|A2 F2 D>A (3FGA|B2 (3AGF G2 E2|A>BA>G F2 D2|
f2 d>f e2 c>B|(3ABA F>A D2 F>A|B>Ge>A g>f (3edc|d2 f2 d2:|
|:(3edB|A2 f2 d>e (3fed|B>gg>f g2 f>a|g2 e2 c2 (3bag|f>ed>c B2 ^A2|
A>ff>^e f>dc>d|B>g (3agf g2 f>a|g>fg>e c2 (3ABc|(3efe d2 d2:|

Four comments

Peter Parson’s (barndance)

Learnt off Harry Bradley’s first solo album, which has been out of print. (A certain member of this site kindly sent me an original copy of it a couple of years ago.) According to the notes, Harry learnt this tune from melodeon player Peter Parson of Kinvara. I’m not sure if this is P. Parson’s invention, or an old traditional tune. It will remind you of St. Anne’s:

A “proper” tune !

Well done, “slainte”.

I can’t thank you enough, Kenny. My music friends in Yorkshire and Japan never listened to this tune on Harry’s recording without bursting into laughter. “Ceolachan” also loved it.

Yes! An interesting, kind of American, take on “St. Anne’s”, quirky, with that funky B-part too. Thanks for introducing it to me you two ~ slainte/Hiro & Kenny… 😉