Willie Clancy’s slide

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Willie Clancy's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Willie Clancy's
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2 e|: d2B G2A AGE G2E|D2G BAG A3 B2d|
d2B G2A AGE G2E|D2G BAG A3 G2B :|
|c2d e2f g3 e2d|B2d g2e d2B G2B|c2d e2f g2f gfe|
d2B G2B A3 A2G|Bcd e2f g2 e2d|Bcd g2e d2B G2A|
Bcd e2f g3 g3|g3 g2b agf g2e||

Two comments

Willie Clancy’s

This is a tune which appears under the heading “Unknown” in a book of Willie Clancy’s playing named “The Dance Music of Willie Clancy”. I haven’t included the ornamentation.

A strathspey version of the tune (Willie’s Fling”) can be found here
https://thesession.org/tunes/10077
and thanks to Terry McGee for identifying the tune.

I thought the single jig version warranted a posting on its own, and in the absence of any other name have just called it Willie Clancy’s.

Relevant discussion can be found here
https://thesession.org/discussions/37268

I’m pretty sure the version posted under strathspeys is actually a fling version. There’s just no fling category.

I think most irish musicians tend to play flings more like single jigs, more like hornpipes, or as reels. But not all. This is one that is still regularly played like a fling… Even many musicians who say they’re playing it like a single jig play it in a way that often doesn’t fit with other single jigs….

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