The Butcher’s Fancy jig

Also known as The Bogs Of Allen, The Boy Of Clones, Boys Of Clones, The Boys Of Clones, Butcher’s, The Butcher’s March, The Butcher’s, The Butchers’ March.

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part (a few times), The Mug Of Brown Ale (a few times), The Castlebar Races (a few times), Contentment Is Wealth (a few times) and The Lilting Banshee (a few times).

The Butcher’s Fancy has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Butcher's Fancy has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Butcher's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:ded BAB|dBA A2B|ded BAB|dBA G2B|
ded BAB|dBA A2g|faf g2e|1dBA G2B:|2dBA GBd||
|:eAA fAA|e3 Acd|eAA g2e|dBA GBd|
eAA fAA|e2A efg|faf g2e|1dBA GBd:|2dBA GAB||
X: 2
T: The Butcher's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ded BAB|dBA A2 B|ded BAB|dBG GAB|
ded ~B3|dBA A2 g|f/g/af gfe|1 dBG GAB:|dBG GBd||
eAA fed|eAA ABd|eAA gfe|dBG GBd|
eAA fed|eAA A2 g|f/g/af gfe|1 dBG GBd:|2 dBG GAB||
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X: 3
T: The Butcher's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|d3 T(BAB)|dBA TA2 B|ded TBAB|dBG G2 B|
ded TBAB|dBA TA2 g|(f/g/a) f {a}gfe|dBG G:|
K:Amix
cd|ecA {g}fed|ecB Acd|ecA {a}gfe|dBG Gcd|
ecA {g}fed|ecB efg|faf {g}gfe|dBG G:|
X: 4
T: The Butcher's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|:ded BAB|dBA A2B|ded BAB|dBG G2B|
ded BAB|dBA A2g|faf gfe|1dBG GBc:|2dBG GBd||
|:eAA fAA|eAA ABd|eAA gfe|dBG GBd|
eAA fAA|eAA efg|faf gfe|1dBG GBd:|2dBG G3||
# Added by BenH .

Ten comments

The Butcher’s Fancy

S: Chris Parkinson_"Out of His Tree" Z : G.M.Pietrasanta

The Butcher’s Fancy

This tune has two other names.
1. The Butcher’s March
2. The Boys of Clones

The Butcher’s March

Pat O’Connor has chimed in recently on several threads, after frisbee (if I’m not mistaken) mentioned him as a fiddler who ought to be more widely known for his wonderful playing. Couldn’t agree more. So I looked up some clips on YouTube of him playing a house concert with Claire Keville (on concertina) and found this lovely setting of The Butcher’s March. They pair it with an equally tasty setting of Hag at the Churn (starting with Hag and going into Butcher’s).

Watch the clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujt_R8hcsB0


X: 1
T: Butcher’s March, The
S: Playing of Pat O’Connor and Claire Keville, Youtube video of a house concert
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: G
ded BAB|dBA A2 B|ded BAB|dBG GAB|
ded ~B3|dBA A2 g|f/g/af gfe|1 dBG GAB:|dBG GBd||
eAA fed|eAA ABd|eAA gfe|dBG GBd|
eAA fed|eAA A2 g|f/g/af gfe|1 dBG GBd:|2 dBG GAB||

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The Butcher’s March dance instructions

Does anyone know where I can find the dance instructions for "The Butcher’s March?" Any information would be greatly appreciated, thankyou.

Butcher’s

This is as played by Natalie MacMaster on her album, Cape Breton Girl, 2011.

Good point, It’s not a common tune here in Cape Breton. I’ve never heard of the other name for it.
Thanks Davy.

The video posted above of Pat O’Connor playing is not "The Butcher’s March", although that is what he calls it. The tune he plays is another great tune called "The Hag’s Purse". As far as I can make out he is the only person calling it the Butcher’s March though on the video he says he got it from the Tulla Ceili Band.

The Butcher’s Fancy, X:4

As played by Emmet Gill on NPU’s beginner pipes tutor video for ‘Butcher’s March’.

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