Clancy’s Fancy reel

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Clancy's Fancy has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Clancy's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BG G2 dBGA|(3BAG Bd egdB|cA (3AAA fcAB|cdef gedc|
BG G2 dG G2|BGBd egdB|cdef gedc|BGAF DG||
Bc|dg g2 bg g2|dggf (3efg dB|cA (3AAA eA (3AAA|cdef gfef|
dg g2 bg g2|dgfg ecdB|cdef gedc|BGAF G2||
X: 2
T: Clancy's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2GB dBGd|BGAG gdBd|cBcd ecAB|ceae gedc|
B2eB dBGd|BGAG gdBd|ceae gedc|B2AF G3d|
B2GB dBGd|DGBd gGBd|cBcd ecAB|ceae gedc|
~B3d ~B3d|BGAG gdBd|ceae gedc|BdAF G3e||
dega bgdb|gbfg egdB|c2Ac ecAB|cdef gedB|
dg~g2 bgdb|g2fg egdB|ceae gedc|BdAF G3e|
dega bgdb|gbfg egdB|c2Ac ecAB|cdef gedB|
dg~g2 bgdb|g2ba gedB|ceae gedc|BdAF G3B|]

Five comments

Clancy’s Fancy

Found this one in The Fiddler’s Companion-

CLANCY’S FANCY REEL (Cor Mic Flanncada). Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AB. Not McNulty’s "Clancy’s Reel." Source for notated version: accordion player Joe Fallon (b. 1935, Collooney, County Sligo) [Flaherty]. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; pgs. 100-101 (appears as “Unknown”). O’Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907/1986; No. 801, pg. 139.

I’m more familiar with a version from Paul McGlinchey’s "The Boys on the Town"-

T:Clancy’s Fancy
S:’The Boys of the Town’ by Paul McGlinchey
|: BGG2 Bd BG | A/B/G Bd gdBd | cAA2 decA | Bcde {d}gedc |
BGG2 Bd BG | A/B/G Bd gdBd | cded gedc |1 BcAB G3d :|2 BcAB G4 ||
|: gede gabg | {d}egfe dged | {B}cAA2 decA | Bcde {d}gedc |
Bdeg abgd | egfe dged | {B}cded gedc | BcAB G4 :|

Thanks to Paul for taking a few minutes from his 8 year old daughter to send notes for this transcription.

(I thought he gave me her accordion notes at first!)

Thanks indeed!

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Clancy’s Fancy, X:2

a great version from Daithí Gormley on his album: "Fiddling without a Bow"

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Re: Clancy’s Fancy

Not sure those two are the same tune…