Lord Leitrim (Barndance) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

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Lord Leitrim

Lord Leitrim is a barndance written by the great composer Charlie Lennon for his brother Ben Lennon, who sadly passed away in 2020. I learned this tune from Tony O’Connell at the Concertina Cruinniu in Miltown Malbay back in 2014. Tony recorded this barndance with Ben Lennon himself on their great album Rossinver Braes. “The Earl of Thomond“, another composition of Charlie Lennon, comes after it.

X:1
T:Lord Leitrim
C:Charlie Lennon
R:Barndance
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Cmaj
CDEF GGFD|GGFE FDDF|G,DFA G2FD|GGFD ECA,G,|
CDEF G/c/GFD|G/A/GFE FDDF|G,DFA GGFD|G2FD ECC2||
cdcB G3F|EEGE FDD2|cdcB G2GF|D2FD ECC2|
cdcB G2GF|E2GE FDD2|ecdB cdcA|GAGF DEFD||

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