Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#240 (Buckley's Fancy)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Buckley's Fancy / Buckleys Fancy / Buckley's Reel (3rd in set Roscommon Elephant on MHyDLd 1) (compare Atlantic Wave #94
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Charlie Coen (concertina).
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle). For this tune: Michael (whistle).
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 #1211 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #487 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 97 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition. |
|On page 11 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As tune #82 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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