The Bucks of Oranmore is one of the most popular session tunes going. This five part reel is so difficult to outdo that it’s usually the last tune played at an Irish trad session. Though, that might also have something to do with the stamina required to get through several rounds of playing.

The brilliant fiddle maestro Liam O’Connor joined us in McNeela Studios to test out our range of fiddles. We were lucky enough to get a recording of him doing justice to this legendary session tune!

Why not have a listen? And if you’re feeling inspired, I’ve included the notation below.

This is one of the great Irish fiddle tunes and definitely a nice challenge for any players looking to improve their playing.

The Bucks of Oranmore Sheet Music Notation

The Bucks of Oranmore Reel


ABC Notation

R: reel
M: 4/4
K: Dmaj

B|A2FA A2FA|(3ABA FA BEEB|A2FA A2Bd|egfd efdB|
A2FA (3ABA FA|A2FA BEEF|DEFG A2 AB|defd efdB||

ADDD ADBD|ADFA BEE2|ADED A2 (3Bcd|egfd efdB|

a2fd edBd|a2fd edBd|a2fd edef|g2fg edBd|
a2fd edBd|a2fd edBd|fa ~a2 bfaf|defd e2de||

f2df e2de|fedf edBd|f2df e2 ef|gefd edBd|
f2df efde|fedf edBd|faaf bfaf|defd ef (3dcB||

Adfd edfd|Adfd edBd|Adfd edef|gefd edBd|
Adfd edfd|Adfd edBd|faaa b2 af|defd e2 dB|]

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