Lucy Farr’s Barndance

A couple sessions back I taught a tune called Lucy Farr’s Barndance, which was taught to me by my good friend and our own anchor Amanda. . It is said that Lucy Farr herself (who recorded it on her album entitles Hearth and Home) called the tune “The Kilnamona Barndance.”  (see https://thesession.org/tunes/1307)

Lucy has an interesting story, steeped in the musical tradition of Ireland’s county Galway (condae na Gaillimhe.) See http://www.mustrad.org.uk/articles/farr.htm for more info on her life and music, and a little insight into what was going on in the social scene of the time.

So, a couple videos. First one of the tune itself, played by user “Concertinette” on youtube.

Next, Lucy Farr herself, talking and playing.

 

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2 thoughts on “Lucy Farr’s Barndance

  1. Iontach ar fad. Is breá liom an port sin a Mhairc cé nach bhfuil sé agam go fóill. Tá aithne agam ar an bhean “Concertinette” agus is ceoltóir iontach í; sheinn mé an consairtín sin nuair a bhí muid i nGaillimh. Bhain mé neart suilt as an fhíseán le Lucy chomh maith, go raibh maith agat as sin.

    Fantastic. I love this tune even though I don’t know it yet. I know the woman in the first clip and she’s a fine musician. I greatly enjoyed the clip with Lucy Farr as well. Thanks!

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