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Tune ID#711 (Geoghegan's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Geoghegan's Fancy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AIC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Geoghegan's Fancy / Geoghagan's / Geaghan's Favourite / Geaghan's / Geehan's Favourite / Geehan's Reel / Grogan's Favorite / Grogan's Favourite / Grogans / Eileen O'Callaghan's Reel / Eileen O'Callaghan / Eileen O'Callaghan's / Paddy Canny's / Egans Reel (also singled)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
193723#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band.
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~19598#1
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
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~19592#1
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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~19711.7#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Na Fili [presumably Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tomas O Canainn (accordion), Tom Barry (whistle)].
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~198613#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
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~19863#2
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes).
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199110#3
[BBow 3] Buttons and Bows. Grace Notes - Nótaí Maise. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).
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19945#2
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
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20005#1
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 68 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #15 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #112 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #56 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #17 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #237 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1937