Tune Search
Sign in or join  to see your:     Home   Playlists   Practice Machine   Stats   Friends   Albums   Preferences   Sign out

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#103 (Ballintore Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ballintore 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 LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ballintore Fancy, The / Port Sheáin Pléamonn / John Fleming's Jig / Kiss in the Furze / The Kerry Jig (2nd in set The Ballintore Jig on PK 2; 2nd in set Nightingale on McP BHB) (also reversed parts; also as slow reel; 3rd in set The Ballintore Fancy on BB 2, mislabeled as Farewell to Erin on some reissues)
To get to your personal tune notes, Log in or Create an account
Note shared with my friends:

Note to myself only:
12 members play this tune.
0 of them are your friends.

Suggest this Tune

To:
Comment to friend:
map of tune distribution
Where members are who play this tune.

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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19592#2
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19764#3
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
~19836#2
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
19911.1#2
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast.
~20014#2
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low F whistle).
~200112#2
[PK 4] Paddy Keenan, Tommy O'Sullivan. The Long Grazing Acre. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kerry Jig
LR 2, BB 2, JoeMcK
Kitty O'Neill's Champion Jig
PK 2, PK 4
Nightingale
McP BHB
Played beforeOn Albums
Miss Johnson
McP BHB

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 #79 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #66 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #8 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As sgjig #14 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): 1959