Jack O’Neill’s Fancy hornpipe

Also known as An Scuabaire, Jim Coleman’s, Parker’s Fancy.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Jack O’Neill’s Fancy appears in 1 other tune collection.

Jack O'Neill's Fancy has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Jack O'Neill's Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GFGA BAGF|E2 e2 (3efe dc|BGdB AB (3cBA|(3GFG BG DCB,D|
GFGA BAGF|E2 e2 (3efe dc|BGdB AB (3cBA|GB (3AGF G2:|
|:ba|gafg egba|(3gag (3fgf e2 ag|fgef dfag|(3fgf (3efe d2 ba|
gafg egba|(3gag (3fgf e2 (3Bcd|1 edef gfga|b2 e2 e2:|2 edef gfga|bagf edBA||
# Added by Moxhe .
2
X: 2
T: Jack O'Neill's Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
(3DEF|GFGA BAGF|Ee ed (3efe dc|BgdB cAFG|(3ABA (3GFE (3DED (3DEF|
GFGA BAGF|Ee ed (3efe dc|BgdB cAFG|(3ABA GF G2:|
ba|gafg e2 ba|gafg e2 ag|fgef d2 ag|fgef d2 ba|
gafg e2 ba|gafg e3 B|edef gfga|(3bag (3agf e2:|

Nine comments

Jack O’Neill’s Fancy

How long have you been playing it? Do they play it at your local session? Are we going to get the whole book? Why?

Jack O’Neill’s Fancy

No, Nigel, you’re not going to get the whole book, although I don’t think a lot of people have it. I just select tunes I find interesting to post here. I do like traditional music very much, and that’s a way to share tunes.

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Jack O’Neill’s Fancy

Apologies, moxhe and the session.org; I’d had a hard day and I had no right to question anyone’s reason for posting a tune. You are, of course, entitled to post anything, and long may we benefit from your passion. I too love traditional music, and old dusty books, and I live in hope that one day we may meet and play music together.

Jack O’Neill’s Fancy

OK, Nigel, thanks. Apologies accepted. Unfortunately, I don’t plan to go to Scotland at the moment.

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Jim Coleman’s

From Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco’s “The Apple in Winter.” According to another thread, Jim Coleman was Michael’s brother, and a flute player.

Re: Jack O’Neill’s Fancy/An Scuabaire/Parker’s Fancy

An Scuabaire from CRE3.216, which is a very different setting but essentially the same tune. (It translates as The Sweep’s, but that name is attached to another H/P.)
Hugh Gillespie played (and likely named) Parker’s Fancy. His setting was closer to O’Neill’s. I have heard other recordings of this tune, but where? So I suspect this tune may already be here despite my checks.