Dingle Regatta / Regatta An Daingin AUGUST Dingle / Daingean Uí Chuis Dingle, Browse all 3 transcriptions of The Dingle Regatta Next transcription X:1 T:The Dingle Regatta R:slide O:Ireland M/8 L:1/8 K:G “G” d^cd e2 d BAB d2 B | “D”. The tune page for ‘Dingle Regatta’ at , with free sheet music, a playable midi sound file and the abc & MusicXML code – tune in the file.

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This was written by Tom Billy Murphy of Ballydesmond, and was a very popular slide in the area. The Dingle Regatta R: Regarding some bonkers session performances of Dingle Regatta I am quite content to remained seated and vocally quiet, relying on my age card. Can anyone let me know the name of this slide or if I am so lucky someone give me the sheet music for same?

All three of them?

Regafa achieved embarassed shuffles and nervous looks at a session in N Wales or close over Christmas. There is a lot of history associated with this music.

Dingle Regatta / Regatta An Daingin

If the tune is going fast enough, this can look pretty ridiculous. On each of those long notes somebody stands up to play it.

I suppose a lot can happen in 20 years, but I have to wonder, where the heck did this stuff come from? It can be fun to play around with the melody in that third part to really bring out that silliness.


Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up. This is a kind of silly sounding tune.

I counted that as a success. Here is an interesting variation for the C part: I dunno, this one always makes me eegata of Bibbetty Bobbitty Boo.

Tiz Dingle Regatta – not Dingles Regatta. This is mostly V1 with 2 small note changes but spread across 6 lines instead of 3 for old eyes! Perhaps it is the version you seek.

The Dingle Regatta

Chris Droney plays a two part version of this tune on his album “The Fertile Rock”. There are only two parts, the usual first part you mentioned and a different second part, no third part. Tune version 4 above is an early 19th century version in G majorcalled “Garcon Volage” trans.

If you are a member of The Regaya, log in to add a comment. During the third part, in our session there will usually be a few people who sing: But the bars are still too many, i think. Second part I play an octave down mandolin or guitar.

The Pogues play this. The manuscript has been scholarly researched and edited by Geoff Woolfe, and published in by the Halsway Manor Society, Crowcombe, Somerset. This sort of thing seems to be common, the G tunes with the sharpened Cs.

I know he did not call it the Dingle Regatta, however. Tunes Recordings Sessions Events Discussions help contact links donate. Yeah, I guess it is actually in the key of G.

I find that if the opening phrase is played D-B-D instead of D-C -D then it rules out all confusion as to the key and makes it a straightforward composition in G. I have added the repeat signs.


For some unknown reason anyone who has anything to do with Morris dancing is likely to stand up during the third part of this yelling “Da da da ditty da”. You can see the following comment about the name of this slide here: Joe Joyce went over from Boston and picked up the jumping as well as the tune name.

Was it Sean O Riada? Who was responsible for the 3 part version of this tune? William Winter was a village shoemaker in Somerset, a fiddle player possibly also a flautistplaying in the church band church organs were expensive and uncommon in those days and for village dances and festive occasions. They play the C part quite differently though.

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Ah, the silliness of it all. During he compiled his tune book of over tunes, the manuscript of which was lost but in rediscovered in a London second hand bookshop. He plays the third part of this version as the first of his own and the B part of his own is the second part of the one posted here.