Walsh’s Fancy reel

Also known as The Culfadda, Larry Redican’s, Marcus Hernon’s, Mickey Rattley.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Walsh's Fancy has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Walsh's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dd|:BedB A2BA|GEAG EAGE|DB,z2 DEGA|BGz2 Acz2|
BedB A2BA|GEAG EAGE|DB,z2 DEGA|1 (3BcdAB G4:|2 (3BcdAB G3B||
|:dedB cBAB|GABG Az(3EFG|DGBG dGBG|cBAG EAAB|
[c3D3]d ed(3Bcd|[e3A3]f gdBG|DGBG DGBe|1 dBAB G3B:|2 dBAB G4||
2
X: 2
T: Walsh's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:A|BedB A2BA|GBAG EAGE|DB, (3B,B,B, DEGA|BG (3GFG Ac (3cdc|
BedB A2BA|GBAG EAGE|DB, (3B,B,B, DEGA|BGAB G3:|
|:B|dedB cBAF|G2BG AGEG|DG (3GFG dGBG|cBAG EAAB|
cBce dBAG|edef gdBG|DG (3GAG DGBe|dBAB G3:|

Three comments

Too many names

This has already been posted, albeit in the key of F - it’s the "Culfadda / Kilfodda / Cruel Father".

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Another setting

Josephine Keegan gives this tune (number 3 in her collection, A Drop In The Ocean) the name "Mickey Rattley". Her setting is as follows:

X:1
T:Mickey Rattley
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:G
|:A|BedB A2BA|GBAG EAGE|DB, (3B,B,B, DEGA|BG (3GFG Ac (3cdc|
BedB A2BA|GBAG EAGE|DB, (3B,B,B, DEGA|BGAB G3:||
|:B|dedB cBAF|G2BG AGEG|DG (3GFG dGBG|cBAG EAAB|
cBce dBAG|edef gdBG|DG (3GAG DGBe|dBAB G3:||

And yet another name

In her book "110 Irish Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2", Sinéad Madden includes this tune (in a very similar setting) as ‘Marcus Hernon’s’

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