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Tune ID#1033 (Killavil Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Killavil 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 WC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Killavil Fancy, The / Kilavel Fancy / The Killavel Fancy / The Kilavill / The Ten-Pound Float / The Ten Pound Float / The £10 Float / Éilís Ní Bhrógáin / Eilís Ní Bhrógáin / Éilís Ní Brógáin [Elizabeth Brogan] / Eilish Brogan / Mayes' Cross / Singleton's Reel (2nd in set Ryan's on FG 1; untitled following The Turnpike Gate on ESL 1; 2nd in set The Killavil Fancy on TCB 4; 3rd in mislabeled set Killavil Fancy / Coleman's Cross on OMcA) (also doubled, also in A)
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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).
~19675#1
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~19778#2
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
~19834#3
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19925#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Paul McGrattan (flute).
199710#2
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~199722#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Tom Cussen (banjo).
~19989#2
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp). For this tune: Billy (accordion), Karen (flute).
~19981.5#3
~199812#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: Kevin Henry (flute).
19994#4
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with John (accordion).
~20007#2
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute), Willie Kelly (fiddle).
20021.11#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Keenan (pipes), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
200615#2
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~20073#5 (4:39)
[OMcA] Oisín McAuley. Far from the Hills of Donegal. Oisín McAuley (fiddle, guitar).
~201016#1
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).
~20104#2
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: Sean G. (flute).
~20113#3
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Turnpike Gate
FG 1, JKn 4, Shskn 10, ESL 1, TCB 4, JCtBRn
O'Rourke's
PK 2
Rolling in the Ryegrass
MMM
Ah Surely
KHe
Sean Dún na nGall
Cltri 3
Tap Room
RBys 2
Daisy Field
MMR 3
Monaghan Twig
KCThtr
Sally Reel
OMcA
Miss Ramsey
NcGvsky
Played beforeOn Albums
Dogs among the Bushes
WC 1
Mullin's Fancy
JKn 4
Sweeney's Buttermilk
Cltri 3
Boyne Hunt
KCThtr
Broomstick
CGJS 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 #82 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #24 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #27 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As reel #13 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 94 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #37 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #165 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #89 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 106 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1963