The Inis Bearachain jig

Also known as Dessie Kelliher’s, The Inis Bearachain #2, The Inis Bearachain Jigs, Port Inisbearachain.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Inis Bearachain has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Inis Bearachain has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Inis Bearachain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ABc ecB | A2A BAF | ~E2E Ace | efa baf |
efa fec | B2B cAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB A3 :|2 BcB Aaf ||
|: ecB Ace | ~f3 fec | ~B3 Bce | ~f2e fga |
fec ecB | A2A BAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB Aaf :|2 BcB A3 ||
X: 2
T: The Inis Bearachain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ABc ecB | A2A BAF | ~E2E Ace | efa baf |
| efa fec | B2B cAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB A3 :|2 BcB Aaf |
|: ecB Ace | ~f3 fec | ~B3 Bce | ~f2e fga |
| fec ecB | A2A BAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB Aaf :|2 BcB A3 ||
# Added by protz .
X: 3
T: The Inis Bearachain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AAA cBA|efA Acc|dff ecA|BAB cAF|
ABA ABc|BAF FEF|Ace faf|ecB AFE|
ABA ABc|BAF FEF|ABA Bce|fff ecB|
ABA ABc|BAF FEF|Ace faf|ecB ABc||
ecB Ace|faf fec|ABB Bce|eff fga|
fec ecB|AcA BAF|EEE ecA|BcB ABc|
ecB Ace|fba fec|ABB Bce|eff fga|
fec ecB|A (3cBA BAF|EEE ecA|BcB AFE|

Ten comments

Sources: Youtube video / Manchester sessions
Transcription: D.J.F.

This is an absolutely STONKING tune!

Using my MP3 player with its microphone I recorded this at a session this Wednesday and had a go at transcribing it. There is also a video with it being played by a superb group of musicians: Grace Kelly, Mike McGoldrick, Emma Sweeney, John Joe Kelly and others at St Kentigern’s annual charity concert back in 2007. It starts at about 00:54.

Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK-KAOhFIKM&feature=related


I love the lilting B part to this tune very much. I hope you like it too. I asked Grace what the name of it was but she didn’t have a name for it. Maybe someone on here knows it? I really hope that it hasn’t been posted before.

It’s a good tune you right, but you should quickly remove the double bars you’ve put in bad places, which makes the midi stop at the end of the first part.
X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
|: ABc ecB | A2A BAF | ~E2E Ace | efa baf |
| efa fec | B2B cAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB A3 :|2 BcB Aaf |
|: ecB Ace | ~f3 fec | ~B3 Bce | ~f2e fga |
| fec ecB | A2A BAF | ~E3 ecA |1 BcB Aaf :|2 BcB A3 ||

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(last bar 1st part, and 1st and last bar 2nd part. + the 2 dots 1st bar 1st part) :-)

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Sounds like Lark In The Morning to me.

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ABC changed

Many thanks Protz! That had been happening all the time on Concertina and I couldn’t work out why!

Jiml, the tune before this one on that vid does indeed sound like Lark in the Morning, this one is the second one they play after that!
It starts at 00:54

videos

video 1 bad recording quality
video 2 not available in Germany - performing rights issues

I’ll stick to Conor Moriarity’s version - much more preferable

James Doyle