The Inishowen waltz

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Inishowen has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Inishowen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|G3ABc|dg3a2|b3agf|agd2B2|
c3ABc|dg2gfg|a3gfe|dcBAGF|
G3ABc|dg3a2|b3agf|agd3B|
c2DEFG|ABcdef|g2dcAF|G4:|
:B2|B2GBDG|BGBcde|c2GcEc|gcbcgc|
B2GBDG|BGBcde|A2FADD|gagedc|
B2GBDG|BGBcde|c2GcEc|gcbcgc|
B2GBDG|BcdBgd|bgdcAF|G4:|
2
X: 2
T: The Inishowen
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 A Bc | dg- g2 a2 | b3 a gf | ag d2 B2 | c3 A Bc | dg- gg fg | a3 g fe | dc BA GF |
G3 A Bc | dg- g2 a2 | b3 a gf | ag d2- dB| c2 DE FG | AB cd ef | g2 dc AF | G4 :|
B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | c2 Gc Ec | gc bc gc | B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | A2 FA DD | ga ge dc |
B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | c2 Gc Ec | gc bc gc | B2 GB DG | Bc dB gd | bg dc AF | G4 :|

Twelve comments

The Inishowen

Composed by Dinny McLaughlin.

Abc formatting

Jeremy, do you have some kind of automatic formatting script installed? The grouping of the 8th notes has changed to three per beam (c2D EFG|ABc def etc.) which makes it look like a jig. IMO that’s confusing, as it’s not the way a waltz is phrased.

Is that not how you wrote it then Jurgen?
perhaps L: 1/8 should have been written as L:1/4 with length of notes in the abc adjusted e.g. bar 1 of the ‘B’ music would be written as; | B G/B/ D/G/ | thus retaing your needed three groups of notes in each bar (3 beats).

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I’ve changed the notation back to what I wrote, which had all subsequent 8ths in each bar grouped together, i.e. up to 6 on one beam.
Obviously, three groups of two 8ths per bar is also possible. Personally I like my dots less chopped up, because I tend to think (and play) longer phrases. YMMV, of course.

Grouping

wow, that is crazy. If you want to make this read in 3/4 you would have to put spaces inbetween the beats in the abc notation.

‘what I wrote’

It’s not surprising then that the notation turned out as it did. Music is a language, a universal one when we all follow the same principals. One of my pet hates is when people write abc notation without bothering to learn how to use it properly and in so doing cause musical confusion. Thank goodness most of us keep to normal notation principals for the sake of good communication.

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‘what I wrote’

Hetty what do you mean? Perhaps I wasn’t clear, I meant I had changed back the *abc* notation. The sheet music wasn’t updated though.

I can assure you I do know how to use both abc and standard notation, what with 20 years of classical violin under my belt.
FWIW, this is how the tune is displayed on my system, as usual processed through abc2mtex, MusiXTeX, and dvipdf:
http://www.thefiddler.de/tmp/test.pdf
Not confusing at all. If you prefer "AB cd ef" instead of "ABcdef", that’s fine with me, but purely a matter of preference, not of correctness.
Why "ABcdef" came out as "ABc def" I have no idea - if this was done by a script then it’s a bug, not a feature.

well, I’ve looked at your abc system and have to say it does make an interesting jig. Sorry but my comment stays and as a musician of some 50 years plus, having started piano at the age of 8, and having submitted numerous tunes to the session "AB cd ef" works every time so why do something else. I believe I work on the side off logic and if a waltz is based around three beats to the bar it makes sense to write your abc in such a way.
"ABcdef" might work for you but it does not seem to be successful. I also think that L: 1/8 doesn’t help amd I’m sure that there may be others here of a similar opinion.

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Never mind the abc notation…

It’s a nice waltz!

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"The Inishowen Waltz"

X: 1
T: Inishowen, The
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Gmaj
|: D2 |\
G3 A Bc | dg- g2 a2 | b3 a gf | ag d2 B2 | c3 A Bc | dg- gg fg | a3 g fe | dc BA GF |
G3 A Bc | dg- g2 a2 | b3 a gf | ag d2- dB| c2 DE FG | AB cd ef | g2 dc AF | G4 :|
|: B2 |\
B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | c2 Gc Ec | gc bc gc | B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | A2 FA DD | ga ge dc |
B2 GB DG | BG Bc de | c2 Gc Ec | gc bc gc | B2 GB DG | Bc dB gd | bg dc AF | G4 :|

The Inishowen Waltz - additional comment

Sorry, forgot to say that Dinny is the gentleman to the far right playing the fiddle. My old music teacher….