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Tune ID#1026 (Kildare Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kildare 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 MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kildare Fancy, The / Kildare Fancy / The Kildare Hornpipe / Rogha Chill Dara / Dundee / The Union Hornpipe
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19193#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
192818#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien.
19375#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Myles O'Mally and His Orchestra.
~19471.20#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (flute).
19511.28#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
~19933#2
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
199410#1
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
19951#1
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Hervé Cantal (flute).
~200715#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: Paul Brock (melodeon).
~20083#1
[OCHrn 1] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar). For this tune: Oisín (whistle).
20154#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Flowing Tide
CKeane 1
Kit O'Mahoney's Hornpipe
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of Bluehill
IDM 2
Golden Eagle
JDr 1
John Egan's
FSOD
Stack of Wheat
Hmdgr
Trim the Velvet
OCHrn 1

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1559 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #809 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #94 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #298 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 164 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 245 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 78 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 10 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #265 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1903