Punch In The Fèis reel

By Eilidh Shaw

Also known as Punch In The Face, Punch In The Feis.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Punch In The Fèis has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Punch In The Fèis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EA (3AAA BABc-|cBBA BABc|dF (3FFF =F^FAB|[M:2/4] AFED:|
|:[M:4/4] Ed (3ddd BccB|cefc BAAe|fcef cd (3ddd|dcde dcAE|
Fd (3ddd BccB|cefc =c^cec|dF (3FFF =F^FAB|[M:2/4] AFED:|

Four comments

Re: Punch In The Fèis

Hm, in Irish “féas” (gen. “féis” (pronounced something like “fesh”) means “beard”. “Punch in the face” would probably be more like “Buille san aghaidh”.

Re: Punch In The Fèis

Yes but Eilidh Shaw is Scottish and in Gaelic “fèis” is pronounced something like “faysh”.
I would suggest the title is a pun on Fèis Rois (commonly called The Fèis), a charity which promotes traditional arts and Gaelic culture in the Highlands of Scotland.

Re: Punch In The Fèis

OK, 🙂 You learn something new every day. Thank you for your insight. 🙂