Lord Inchiquin waltz

Also known as Lord Inchquin.

There are 41 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lord Inchiquin has been added to 3 tune sets.

Lord Inchiquin has been added to 305 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lord Inchiquin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|d2 de fe|d2 ed cB|A2 F2 A2|f4 e2|
d2 ed cB|A2 G2 F2|G2 BA GF|E4 ag|
f3e d2|d2 c2 B2|A2 F2 A2|f4 e2|
d2 ed cB|Ad3 F2|E4 D2|D4:|
|:A2|AB cd e2|e2 d2 e2|f2 d2 f2|e4 d2|
de fg a2|a2 b2 g2|f3d f2|e4 d2|
de fg a2|a2 b2 g2|f3g e2|d4 f2|
gf e2 e2|e2 f2 d2|c2 d2 B2|A2 a2 g2|
f3e d2|d2 c2 B2|A2 F2 A2|g4 fe|
d2 ed cB|Ad3 F2|E4 D2|D4:|
X: 2
T: Lord Inchiquin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|d2 de fe|d2 ed cB|A2 F2 A2|f4 e2|
d2 ed cB|A2 G2 F2|G2 BA GF|E4 ag|
f3e d2|d2 c2 B2|A2 F2 A2|f4 e2|
d2 ed cB|Ad3 F2|E4 D2|D4:|
|:A2|AB cd e2|e2 d2 e2|f2 d2 f2|e4 d2|
de fg a2|a2 b2 g2|f3d f2|e4 d2|
de fg a2|a2 b2 g2|f3g e2|d2 e2 f2|
gf e2 e2|e2 f2 d2|c2 d2 B2|A2 A2 ag|
f3e d2|d2 c2 B2|A2 F2 A2|g4 fe|
d2 ed cB|Ad3 F2|E4 D2|D4:|
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Lord Inchiquin

I think this is another O’Carolan composition - it would fit well with tunes like South Wind, Fanny Power, S

You’re right, this i s an O’ Carolan tune.

Great tune, not a waltz

"Lord Inchiquin" was one of the first Carolan tunes I heard and learned, and is still one of my favorites.

I looked "Lord Inchiquin" up in Donal O’Sullivan’s book ("Carolan: The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper" Cork, Ireland: Ossian Publications Ltd., 2001 ISBN 1-900428-71-7 for the paperback edition) and found nothing to indicate how Carolan himself intended it to be played. It’s played much faster than a waltz on the recordings I’ve heard, so that’s probably why I think of this as a "fast" Carolan tune.

As has been noted on several other Carolan tunes in 3/4 time, Carolan technically didn’t compose any waltzes because the waltz hadn’t been invented yet. Many of his 3/4 tunes work well as waltzes, but try speeding this one up. I love the ascending scale runs in the B part.

Sarah

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Nice tune. I learned it off a Dubliners album yonks ago :):):)

Deiseal version

Has anyone ever tried writing out Cormac Breathnach’s improvisations on this tune?

The Chieftains play a g in the first part: A2|d2 de fe|d2 ed cB|A2 F2 A2|g3 f e2|

Not a Waltz

While I appreciate Sarah’s suggestion to speed this up, as a fingerstyle guitar player, I play this one in an altered tuning (CGCGCD) and I slow it down considerably to about 116 per quarter note. It works out really well this way and, if playing with others, I can capo at 2nd fret to keep it in D.

Bob MacLean