This tune was composed by fiddle player John Dwyer. John, alongside his brother Finbarr, is being awarded TG4’s Composer of the Year 2010.
I learned this tune from Mikie Smyth
The Fall of Dunboy
I can’t remember where or who I got this tune from but it’s nice to see it posted here and I sincerely hope some folk pick it up so’s I can play along with them.
For some reason I’ve always thought this was written as a ‘set dance’ tune - maybe I’m wrong. Not having heard anybody else playing it I stand to be corrected.
This is a set dance but i couldn’t select it as a tune type when i was submitting it so i just went with hornpipe!
This Tune Is A Set Dance!!!
For all ye’re information folks, this tune is a SET DANCE!
IT’S A SET DANCE!!! ~ no foolin’? ~ 😉
That’s what the comments are for. We have the same problem with marches, they and set dances come in more than just the one time signature, so putting them up as a seperate category had its problems and the webmaster, Jeremy, decided on the easy option, which we’ve all learned to live with. Another option is to put ‘set dance’ in the alternate title list, so it can used as a general search to find other ‘set dances’… It was obvious by the structure, but it helps to have it clearly stated in the comments. Thanks…