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Tune ID#4130 (O'Flynn's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Flynn'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 VCbl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Flynn's Fancy / Rogha Uí Fhloinn / Síos an Bealach Mór / Limerick Races/ Micheál Carr's (the recording on RtHaMtD was originally the 2nd in a set titled Limerich Races) (mistakenly titled Dicky Sherlock's Reel in index of book CRE 2) (also in G) (compare Were You at the Fair? #5442)
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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).
19296#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. The Four Provinces Orchestra.
~19832.26#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~20028#1
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~20088#1
[JByrne 2] James Byrne. The Beirneach. Field Recordings of Donegal Fiddler James Byrne. James Byrne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gurren's Castle
RtHaMtD
Played beforeOn Albums
Casey's Pig
BCw 1
Gan Ainm
JByrne 2

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 #198 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1929