An Beirneach

This tune is composed in tribute to one of the best Irish fiddlers I ever heard – the late James Byrne aka An Beirneach. He loved playing hypnotic Highlands, this is a hypnotic Highland but it’s in the odd time signature of 7/4. The rhythm of it is ‘clipped’ by one beat compared to a usual Highland, so I call this tune form a ‘Clipped Highland’.