Sheet Music: The Wind that Shakes the Barley

TitleThe Wind that Shakes the Barley
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-11-15
Last updated2013-11-15
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Ballads, Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk


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Friday 15 November 2013

Tune of the Day: The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Traditional Irish slow air

“The Wind That Shakes the Barley“ is an Irish ballad written by Robert Dwyer Joyce, a Limerick-born poet of the 19th-century. The tune we propose today is the basic melody to which it is usually sung.

The song's title was borrowed for Ken Loach's 2006 film of the same name, which features the song in one scene.

An unrelated fast Irish reel titled “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” also exists.