March Of The Men Of Devon polka

Also known as Ffaniglen, Ulster Rondo, The Ulster Rondo, Ymdaith Gwyr Dyfnaint.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

March Of The Men Of Devon has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: March Of The Men Of Devon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3/2G/|FD DD|DF Ad|cA AA|Ac eg|
fd dc|Bg gf|e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/|AG FE|
FD DD|DF Ad|cA AA|Ac eg|
fd dc|Bg ec|d2 d3/c/|d2 fg|
af fd|fd fa|ge ec|ec eg|
fd dc|Bg gf|e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/|AG FE|
FD DD|DF Ad|cA AA|Ac eg|
fd dc|Bg ec|d2 d3/c/|d2||
2
X: 2
T: March Of The Men Of Devon
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
M: 4/4
A>G |\
FD D>D DF Ad | cA A>A A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ | fd dc Bg g>f | e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/ A/B/A/G/ F/G/F/E/ |
FD D>D D/E/F/G/ A/B/c/d/ | cA A>A A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ | fd d>c Bg ec | d2 d>c d2 ||
f>g |\
af f>d fd f/g/a | ge e>c ec e/f/g/a/ | fd d>c Bg g>f | e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/ A/B/A/G/ F/G/F/E/ |
FD D>D DF Ad | cA A>A A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ | fd d>c Bg ec | d2 d>c d2 |]

Eleven comments

At tune that someone played at one of my local sessions last week.

Apparently - in spite of the name - it’s actually a Welsh tune.

You do keep coming out with them!

Yep, it’s Welsh right enough. Again, one that I remember from my earliest fiddling days, when my age could be counted on my fingers. And, again, just a tad different from how I remember it. Not much different this time, though.

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@EB - Well, the guy who played it said afterwards that it was his own personal "take" on the tune, so that might explain the difference.

Q. Does the tune have a Welsh name?

March of Men of Devon

Welsh name is Ffaniglen/ Ymdaith Gwyr Dyfnaint

Posted by .

Thank you, ph.

I’ve added the alternative titles to the tune details.

"Ymdaith" = "March"
"Gwyr" = "Men"
"Dyfnaint" = "Devon"

"The Ulster Rondo" ~ "O’Farrell’s Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes", 1804

X: 2
T: Ulster Rondo
T: Ulster Rondo, The
B: "O’Farrell’s Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes", 1804, page 37
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: country dance
K: DMaj
|: AG |\
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | Ac eg | fd d/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed | c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ | fd f/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/e/ dc | d2 d2 :|
f>g ff |\
ff a/f/e/d/ | e>f ee | ee a/e/d/c/ | ff/e/ d/c/B/A/ | ^G/A/B/c/ Be/c/ | d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ | A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ | d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ |
A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ | d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | b/a/g/f/ f/e/d/c/ | d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | a/^g/a/b/ a/f/e/d/ | c/d/e/f/ e/d/c/B/ | A/d/c/B/ A/G/F/E/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | Ac eg | fd d/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed | c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ | fd f/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/e/ dc | d2 d2 |]

Oops! ~ again ~ I should have checked the inconsistencies of the original. I’ll add those light corrections when I return… 😉 ~ rushing off…

"The Ulster Rondo" ~ take 2 - 4 bar phrases

X: 2
T: Ulster Rondo
T: Ulster Rondo, The
B: "O’Farrell’s Collection of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes", 1804, page 37
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: country dance
K: DMaj
|: AG |\
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | Ac eg |
fd d/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed | c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ |
fd f/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/e/ dc |[1 d2 d :|[2 d2 d2 ||
f>g ff | ff a/f/e/d/ | e>f ee | ee a/e/d/c/ |
ff/e/ d/c/B/A/ | ^G/A/B/c/ Be/c/ | d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ | A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ |
d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ | A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ | d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | b/a/g/f/ f/e/d/c/ |
d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | a/^g/a/b/ a/f/e/d/ | c/d/e/f/ e/d/c/B/ | A/d/c/B/ A/G/F/E/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | Ac eg |
fd d/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed | c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ |
fd f/e/d/c/ | Bg gf | e/f/g/e/ dc | d2 d |]

"The Ulster Rondo" ~ another transcription that doesn’t quite add up

http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/HughesR.abc

There’s very little of difference in the following, other than an extra bar, see the B-part below, 2nd line, that doesn’t make sense, as well missing the Da Capo at the end which would return to the A-part to finish on the tonic ~ | d2 d2 |]…

X: 138
T: Ulster Rondo,The. RHu.138
S: R.Hughes MS,1823,Whitchurch,Shrops.
N: First part similar to "The Novelty" (J.Clare MS).NeilB
A: Whitchurch, Shropshire
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
Q: 1/4=100
R: Country Dance
K: DMaj
A/G/ |:\
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | Ac eg |
fd d/e/d/c/ | dg gf |e/f/g/f/ ed | c/d/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ |
FD DD | DF Ad | cA AA | A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/a/ |
fd f/e/d/c/ | dg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed | d2 d2 :|
|: f>g ff | ff a/f/e/d/ | e>f ee | ee a/e/d/c/ |
f2 fe | dc BA | ^G/A/B/c/ Be/c/ | d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ | A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ |
d/e/c/e/ B/e/A/e/ | A/e/A/e/ B/e/c/e/ | d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | b/a/g/f/ f/e/d/c/ |
d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | a/^g/a/b/ /a/f/e/d/ | c/d/e/f/ e/d/c/B/ | A/d/c/B/ A/G/F/E/ :|

f2 fe | ~ that extra bar above is obviously an ABC screw up and rather than two seperate bars ~
| f2 fe | dc BA |
~ should have been one bar ~
| ff/e/ d/c/B/A/ | ~ the same as the O’Farrell transcription…

The only other differences ~ A-part only, O’Farrell first:
bar 6 ~ | Bg gf | & | dg gf |
bars 14 & 15 ~ | Bg gf | e/f/g/e/ dc | & | dg gf | e/f/g/f/ ed |