Tansey’s Favourite jig

Also known as Tansey’s Fancy, Tansy’s Fancy, Tansey’s Favorite.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bride’s Favourite (a few times).

Tansey's Favourite has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Tansey's Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2A | B3A3 | BdB BAG | ~B3 dcB | ABA DFA |
BAG ABA | GBd gdB | ~A3 cBA | GFA :|
|: G2d | dcB gdB | GBd gdB | c2c ecA | GBd gdc |
~B3 ABA | GBd gdB | ~A3 cBA | GFA :|
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Seven comments

Note for note exactly, even down to the spacing and lack of spacing, such as | B3A3 | and including the squiggles ~ … Obviously a cut and paste from some unattributed source in both cases? Is this a symptom of the decay of the tradition? ~ a loss of imagination and a loss of respect for sources? ~ like one of those ram and grab raids, only ABC’s? ;-)

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Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
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You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

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Comment:
Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
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Please keep the comments relevant to the tune:
You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

Note: Do you know the tune by another name?

Subject:

Comment:
Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
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Please keep the comments relevant to the tune:
You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

Note: Do you know the tune by another name?

Subject:

Comment:
Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
Post a comment:

Please keep the comments relevant to the tune:
You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

Note: Do you know the tune by another name?

Subject:

Comment:
Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
Post a comment:

Please keep the comments relevant to the tune:
You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

Note: Do you know the tune by another name?

Subject:

Comment:
Bride’s Favorite

Source: Steeleye Span - "Below the Salt"
Transcription: g.m.p.

probably the first jig I learnt ( on my first plastic recorder )

# Posted on June 20th 2003 by gian marco
A great tune

the first tune i learned on a mandolin and then tried to figure it out on fiddle way back when. thanks for the transcription

# Posted on August 14th 2004 by I_Fel
There must be two tunes by this name…

This is the setting that I know it as:

http://www.banjolin.supanet.com/Tunes/uncompressed/bridesfavourite.gif

# Posted on August 23rd 2004 by browndog
Another setting of the Bride’s Favorite

This is one of my favorite tunes and my setting, which is similar to bkessler’s, is at

http://www.darsie.net/tuneweb/jig/brides_fave.gif

# Posted on September 3rd 2004 by rfdarsie
Tansey’s - Steeleye Span notes at fault

Sorry to have to point this out. gianmarco’s been given a bum steer here. The tune he’s posted is the first of 2 jigs recorded by “Steeleye Span”, and he cites them as his source for this particular jig. The sleeve notes have the titles as
“ The Bride’s Favourite” followed by “Tansey’s Fancy”, but the tune titles have been reversed. This is not just my opinion - this is also stated in “The Fiddler’s Companion” website.
I’d be willing to bet good money that fiddler Peter Knight got these tunes from the playing of Seamus Tansey, [ if it’s OK to se that name these days !] as he’s on record as saying how much he admired the music of Sligo, and the flute players in particular. Tansey recorded these same 2 jigs on his “Green” album on the Leader label, but the first tune is titled “Tansey’s Favourite”, and has 2 parts. The second tune is “The Bride’s Favourite” and it has 3 parts.
It’s been suggested above that “The Brides” is merely a different setting of “Tansey’s”, but I do not think so, even though the similarities in the 2 tunes are obvious. Tansey himself gave them different titles, as does “The Fiddler’s Companion”, and Bulmer & Sharpley have both tunes listed separately in different volumes. I am of the opinion that these are 2 different tunes, and the titles should not be regarded as interchangeable.
So, this particular jig which Gian marco has posted is “Tansey’s Fancy/Favourite” and the “Bride’s Favourite” is not yet listed.
[ I’ve just posted it ]

# Posted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny
"The Bride’s Favourite"

Submitted on October 23rd 2004 by Kenny.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3746

# Posted on December 2nd 2005 by ceolachan
Tansey’s Favorite

Same as was done by John Carty "Last Nights’ Fun"?

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by futless1
Probably not

I wouldn’t think so. "Tansey’s Favourite" on "Last Night’s Fun" is coupled with the reel "The Heather Breeze", which would suggest that John Carty’s "Tansey’s Favourite" is a reel. The bould Seamus has more than 1 tune associated with his name.

# Posted on August 14th 2006 by Kenny
Post a comment:

Please keep the comments relevant to the tune:
You could talk about how much you like or dislike this jig, how you ornament the tune on your instrument, how you put the tune together with other tunes in sets or share any anecdotes you might have about "Tansey’s Fancy".

Note: Do you know the tune by another name?

Subject:

Comment:

LOL sorry that was naughty - I got carried away.

Is this what we’re to expect from you in exchange for you not adding comment or starting spats in the discussion section. May the spirits protect us and bless us all with everlasting patience… ;-)

Hey, I just remembered, you told me you wouldn’t do anything like this again also…. :-/ You can change your name but you can’t take away the character, qualities and faults, eh?

1, 2, 3, 4 ~ can we have a little bit more ~ 5, 6 ~ OK, nuff already…