Deirdre’s Fancy slip jig

Also known as Dublin Streets, Gaire Na mBan, Gurgling Of The Churn.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Deirdre’s Fancy appears in 2 other tune collections.

Deirdre’s Fancy has been added to 19 tune sets.

Deirdre's Fancy has been added to 135 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Deirdre's Fancy
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:eBe e2f gfe|dAd d2e fed|eBe e2f gfe|dcB AGF ~E3:|
X: 2
T: Deirdre's Fancy
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:"Em"E2F G2A BGE|"D"D2E F2G AFD|"Em"E2F G2A BGE|"B"B=cB AGF "Em"E3:|
|:"Em"eBe e2f gfe|"D"dAd d2e fed|"Em"eBe e2f gfe|"D"d=cB AGF "Em"E3:|

Eleven comments

Deirdre’s Fancy

I play this after a better known slip slip jig called The Butterfly.

I can hear that! Beauty in simplicity.

This tune is nearly identical to the melody of the sean nos song, Gaire na mBan, recorded on Aine Minogue’s CD Were You at the Rock. I’ve always loved the tune, but could never find it searching under Gaire na mBan (I roughly translate this as Woman’s Laughter?) until I stumbled upon it here.

Love this simple tune. Caught my attention because my daughter’s name is Deirdre. Maybe she’ll play it one day. (She’s only two now).

It has the same sort of chord structure as A Fig For A Kiss. Fig is the better tune though imo.

“Dierdre’s Fancy” ~ rescued comments from a duplication

Key signature: e minor
Submitted on November 2nd 2007 by noelmcgl.
~ /tunes/7926

There were no differences in the transcript, except that it was wrongly given as D Major, but here are some of the comments:

I haven’t a clue where it comes from but I often play it alongside the Foxhunt slip jig. If it’s not on The Session I will put it on.

# Posted on November 6th 2007 by noelmcgl

“Dierdre’s Fancy” ~ some minor possibilities

X: 2
T: Deirdre’s Fancy
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: e minor
|: D |\
E2 F G2 A BGE | D2 E F2 G AFD |
E2 F G2 A BG/F/E | B/c/dB AGF E2 :|
|: B |\
eBe e2 f gfe | dAd d2 e fed |
eB/c/d e2 f gfe | d>cB AGF E2 :|

Earlier sources

This tune appears in O’Neill (both 1850 and 1001) and also in the older Levey compilation (first collection, 1858) under the title Dublin Streets.

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came across this in Kerry called Gurgling of the Churn

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