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Tune ID#1048 (Doherty's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Doherty'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 HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Doherty's Fancy / Dougherty's Fancy / The Humours of Ballinafad / Pet of the Pipers / The Pet of the Pipers / Pet of the Pipes / Kip's [Kippeen Scanlon's] (2nd in set Dougherty's on MC 2; 1st in set Paddy O' Snap's on SSm; 3rd in set Ballykeale Manor on KCB 6) (also in G or D)
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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).
19388#1
193910#2
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
~19443#2
[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
~19933#1
[SSm] Seán Smyth. The Blue Fiddle. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~20024#3
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
20063#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackson's Morning Brush
HG
Trip to Sligo
MC 2
Cat in the Corner
KCB 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Bridal Jig
OTUS2, MMrch 2
Paddy O'Snap
SSm

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 #811 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #82 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #18 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 27 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #18 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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