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Tune ID#1117 (Leitrim Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Leitrim 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 SltSdt (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):
Leitrim Fancy, The / The Leitrim Fancy Hornpipe / Rogha Liatroma / Moran's Fancy / Michael Gallagher's Reel / Ríl Mhichíl Uí Ghallchobhair (also as 2nd in set Moran's Hornpipes)
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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).
192421#2
19602.17#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Willie Clancy (pipes).
~199318#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~20029#2
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20045#2
[JK 4] James Kelly. Melodic Journeys. James Kelly (fiddle).
~20048#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
~20062.13#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh (F flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Plains of Boyle
OTUS2, SltSdt
Liverpool Hornpipe
JCnly 1
Cronin's Hornpipe
RBPOL 2
Friendly Visit
JK 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Garden of Daisies
TCllns 1
First House in Connaught
WFO 3

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 #4 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #76 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 44 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As tune #265 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1924