Gilbert’s Fancy reel

Also known as Gilbert Clancy’s, Mick’s Hands, Sean Reid’s.

There are 35 recordings of a tune by this name.

Gilbert's Fancy has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gilbert's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DG G2 BG (3Bcd|cAFA d2 BG|DG G2 BG (3Bcd|cAFA AGG2|
DG G2 BG (3Bcd|cAFA d2 (3def|~g3 g gfde|fdcA AGG2:|
|:~g3 a gfde|~f3 g fdcA|dggf gfde|fdcA AGG2|
~g3 a gfde|~f3 g fdcA|~g3 a bgag|fdcA AGG2:|
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Four comments

one of my favourite reel, very quick and very rich!
learn by the playing of Conor Byrne, a truly must!

This I know as Sein Reid’s, a great piping tune.
Brian

Many other titles

A slightly different version is already in the database. It goes under under titles such as Gilbert Clancy’s (Willie Clancy’s father), Sean Reid’s, The West Wind and it is also known to be an older version of Colonel Frazier. I’ve mostly heard the f’s in part two played natural but pipers and whistle/flute players usually play it sharp (eg Mary Bergin, though Catherine McEvoy plays it natural).