Man Of Aran reel

Also known as The Man From Aran, The Man Of Aran, Man Of Arran, The Man Of Arran, Men Of Aran.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maple Leaf (lots of times).

Man Of Aran has been added to 15 tune sets.

Man Of Aran has been added to 246 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBfe dB (3BBB|Aced cA A2|FBfe dB B2|FB B2 cB B2|
FBfe dB B2|ce e2 ce e2| f3e dB B2|cedc dB B2:|
|:df f2 df f2|ce e2 ce e2|df f2 df f2|c2ec dB B2|
dfaf dfaf|cege cege|dfeg fB B2| f3e fedc:|
X: 2
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBfe dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|FBfe dB~B2|cedc dB~B2|
fBeB dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBA:|[2~f2fe dBBc||
|:Adfd Adfd|cdec fcec|dAFD FAdA|cedc dBBc|
defd Adfd|cdec fcec|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBc:|[2~f2fe dBBA|]
X: 3
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FBfe dBBB|Aced cABG|FBfe dBBB|ABBd FGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cA (3B/c/d/z|Jf3e dBBB|cedc dBAG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAAG|FBfe dBBB|ABBB JFGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAB/c/d|fafe dBBB|cedc dBBc||
dfff c/d/fed|ceec Jgeec|dfff dfed|cedc dBBB|
dfff dffd|ceec gfec|dze/f/g fBBB|Jf3e fedc|
dfaz dfed|ceee geec|dff2 dfed|cedc dBBB|
dffa dfad|ceec g2fe|d2e/f/g fBB2|fz(Jf2 f)edB||
X: 4
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBfe dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|FBfe dB~B2|cedc dB~B2|
fBeB dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBA:|[2~f2fe dBBc||
|Adfd Adfd|cdec fcec|dAFD FAdA|cedc dBBc|
defd Adfd|cdec fcec|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBc:|[2~f2fe dBBA|]
|df f2 df f2|ce e2 ce e2|df f2 df f2|c2ec dB B2|
dfaf dfaf|cege cege|dfeg fB B2| f3e fedcB3|
X: 5
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FBfe dB B2 | Aced cA A2 | FBfe dB B2 | FB B2 d2 cA |
FBfe dB B2 | ce e2 ceAc | d2 (3efg fB B2 | cedc dB B2 :||
df f2 dfed | (3cBA ce gece | dffe f2 f2 | fedc dB B2 |
df f2 dfaf | ce e2 gefe | d2 (3efg fB B2 | cedc dB B2 :||
X: 6
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBfe dBBB|Aced cAAG|FBfe dBBB|cedc dBBA|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAAA|ffef dBBB|1cedcdBBA:|2cedcdBBc||
|:dfff dfff|ceee ceee|dfff dffd|cedc dBBc|
dfaf dfaf|cege cege|dfeg fBBB|1cedcdBBc:|2cedcdBBA||
X: 7
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:FBfe dB B2|e3d cA A2|FBfe dB B2|cedc dB B2|
fBeB dB B2|e3d cA A2|(3Bcd ce dfeg|[1f3e dBBA:|[2f3e dBBc||
|Adfd Adfd|cdec fcec|dAFD FAdA|cedc dBBc|
defd Adfd|cdec fcec|(3Bcd ce dfeg|[1f3e dBBc:|[2f3e dBBA|]
|df f2 df f2|ce e2 ce e2|df f2 df f2|c2ec dB B2|
dfaf dfaf|cege cege|dfeg fB B2| f3e fedc:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 8
T: Man Of Aran
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|:EAed cA A2|d3c BG G2|EAed cA A2|BdcB cA A2|
eAdA cA A2|d3c BG G2|(3ABc Bd cedf|[1e3d cAAG:|[2e3d cAAB||
|Gcec Gcec|BcdB eBdB|cGEc EGcG|BdcB cAAB|
cdec Gcec|BcdB eBdB|(3ABc Bd cedf|[1e3d cAAB:|[2e3d cAAG|]
|ce e2 ce e2|Bd d2 Bd d2|ce e2 ce e2|B2dB cA A2|
cege cege|Bdfd Bdfd|cedf eA A2| e3d edcB:||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty comments

Known Around Dallas

I asked the name of this tune several times at sessions before. It was about time I did somthing about. I enjoy the piece - that’s about all I can add.

Perhaps I should let in a few more details.

Folk very commonly change all those quarter notes to triplets and the Dotted quarters to rolls. The choices are all your’s but it sounds much nicer if you articulate it a little. I suggested in the first measure how I thought the rest of the A part should go.

By Darach de Brun

I missed it the first time around - thanks Zina.
Mark

Yes, Darach de Brun - and there’s another one of his (‘The Maple Leaf’, I think - no connection with Scott Joplin’s tune of the same name), which goes nicely after this one.

Great tune indeed

Its my Dad that wrote this tune, Its absolutly brilliant.

Donncha O’Briain had the two of them in the first set of his album, lovely stuff

As played by Dervish

This is (more or less) the superb tinwhistle-version by Dervish on "Boys of Sligo":

X:48
T:Man of Aran
R:reel
M:C
K:Bm
|:FBfe dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|FBfe dB~B2|cedc dB~B2|
fBeB dB~B2|~e2ed cA~A2|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBA:|[2~f2fe dBBc||
|:Adfd Adfd|cdec fcec|dAFD FAdA|cedc dBBc|
defd Adfd|cdec fcec|(3Bcd (3cde d2 (3efg|[1~f2fe dBBc:|[2~f2fe dBBA|]

Truly inspired 2

No doubt, the very beautiful and unbound energy of the tune spilled into the electric performance John McSherry and the Loose Connections gave 20 years ago. It was saved for posterity on this album: https://thesession.org/recordings/display/3297

We can’t hope to capture that energy in written, but, what the hey, here’s an impressionistic interpretation of John McSherry’s interpretation of the tune…

X: 1
T: The Man Of Aran
C: Darach de Brún
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bmin
FBfe dBBB|Aced cABG|FBfe dBBB|ABBd FGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cA (3B/c/d/z|Jf3e dBBB|cedc dBAG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAAG|FBfe dBBB|ABBB JFGGG|
FBfe dBBB|Aced cAB/c/d|fafe dBBB|cedc dBBc||
dfff c/d/fed|ceec Jgeec|dfff dfed|cedc dBBB|
dfff dffd|ceec gfec|dze/f/g fBBB|Jf3e fedc|
dfaz dfed|ceee geec|dff2 dfed|cedc dBBB|
dffa dfad|ceec g2fe|d2e/f/g fBB2|fz(Jf2 f)edB||

"The Man of Aran was composed in 1975 as a wedding present for Tommy Walsh, a Dublin box player who composed the tune Inis Thoir (Inisheer)."
- Darach de Brun

cracking tune,my 2 spanish mates play this tune slightly different but they both work

Man Of Aran, X:5

a beautiful setting by the Academy of Irish Music, led by Noel Rice. I hope I did it justice in my transcription.

Re: Man Of Aran

I think Darach would have laughed his a=se off if he’d seen that :)

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Re: Man Of Aran

Does this have anything to do with the old man of Aran that goes around and around?

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