Lord Inchiquin waltz

Also known as Lord Inchquin.

There are 44 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Errigal McCreigh (a few times) and Planxty Irwin (a few times).

Lord Inchiquin has been added to 10 tune sets.

Lord Inchiquin has been added to 336 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