The Earl of Thomond | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Earl of Thomond (The)

“The Earl of Thomond” is a barndance composed by Charlie Lennon. He wrote this tune for Tony O’Connell, concertina player from Limerick, who recorded a lovely album with Ben Lennon (Charlie’s brother) called “Rossinver Braes”. Charlie Lennon actually wrote another barndance that goes before “The Earl of Thomond”, which he called “Lord Leitrim” for his brother Ben. They make a lovely set together which I learned directly from Tony O’Connell.

X:1
T:Earl Of Thomond, The
C:Charlie Lennon
R:Barndance
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|B,DGA B2GB|cdcA Bdde|dAAA Adde|dBcA BGEG|
DGGA B2GB|cdcA Bdde|d~A3 d^cde|(3fed (3cBA G3D|
B,DGA B2GB|cEAc Bcde|dAAA Adde|dBcA BGEG|
DGGA BDGB|cEAc Bcde|dAAA Adde|fdcA GABc||
|:d2dd dBgB|c2cB cAdc|B3G DGBG|A^GAB cBce|
d2 d/^c/d dBgB|c2cB cAdc|Bdgd A2af|1 gedB G3B:|2 gedB G3D||

1 thought on “Earl of Thomond (The)”

  1. Pingback: Lord Leitrim | ABC & Sheet Music | Tunes From Doolin

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Garrett Barry’s

I learned “Garrett Barry’s” as one of my first jigs, from my friend Stéphane Germain here in Doolin. It is a common session tune associated with the blind piper Garrett Barry from Inagh, in Co. Clare.

Read More »

Concert Reel (The)

One of my favourite reels! “The Concert Reel” is quite common in sessions around here but I remember learning this tune from Noel O’Donoghue (flute) and Kevin Finucane (fiddle) in particular, they played it a one of the Riches of Clare concerts a few years back. It is very often played after another great reel, “The Hare’s Paw”.

Read More »

Imelda Roland’s

“Imelda Roland’s” is without a doubt one of my favourite reels. I learned if from the playing of concertina player Claire Keville, who recorded it on the album “An Trí is a Rian” with John Weir and Eithne Ní Dhonaile. In the sleeve notes of the album, Claire explains that she was told by Imelda Roland’s daughter that her mother used to lilt this tune while boiling potatoes for the pigs. The tune was picked up and made popular later by Joe Cooley and her brother Raymond Roland.

Read More »