Farewell To Philip Lane reel

Also known as Elaine Jeffreys’, Elaine Jeffries, Michael Hynes’, Ormonde Waters’.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Farewell To Philip Lane has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AFFA FAdc|A2FG A~G3|AFFA FGAc|cdcA A~G3:|
Accd cAFG|AcGF GFFG|Accd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|AcGF GFFG|~A2GF Acde|dcAF ~G2FG||
X: 2
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AFFE ~F3G|AFFG AG~G2|AF~F2 AFAc|d2cd AG~G2:|
Accd cAFG|A2FA GAFG|Accd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|A2FA GAFG|~A3G Adde|dcAF ~G2FG||
X: 3
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AF~F2 AFcF|AFFG AGG2|AF~F2 AFcG|(3Acd cA ~G3z:|
c3d cAAG|FGAG GFFA|c2 (3Acd cAAG|FGAF F~G2A|
c2 (3Acd cAAG|FGAG GFFA|cGAd dcAG|FGAF ~G3c||
X: 4
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AFFA FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AzFG AFAc|dAcA AG~G2:|
Accd cAFG|~A3F GFFG|Azcd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|~A3F GFFG|A2AG Adde|dcAF ~G2FG||
X: 5
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AF~F2 AFcF|AFFG AGGc|AF~F2 AFcF|AdcA ~G3c:|
Accd cAAG|FGAG GFFA|cGAd cAAG|FGAF ~G3c|
Accd cAAG|~F3F GFFA|cGAd dcAG|FGAF ~G3c||
X: 6
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
AFFE FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AFFE FGAc|dAcd AG~G2|
AFfA FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AFFE FGAc|dAcd AG~G2||
Accd cAFG|AcAF GFFG|Accd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|AcAF GFFG|Ac~c2 Ad~d2|dcAF ~G2FG||
X: 7
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
Actually that's not what I usually play in the 2nd part at all. I quite often hit the B nat instead of the D: |Acc=B cAFG|AcAF GFFG|

Nine comments

I’ve always loved this tune, it’s one of the few F major tunes that sit easily on the flute…

I got this one in Ennis, and Its named for an indestructable flute player from sydney (ex-melbourne), australia

I first heard this played in a sesh in Melbourne but didn’t get the name. I’ve only heard her play it a couple of times strangely enough. I’ll learn it over the weekend - ta for posting it.

Farewell To Philip Lane

I found out some more about this tune from Elaine last night. I’m told it’s called "Farewell To Philip Lane" and is a Michael Hynes composition. It’s on his album with Dennis Liddy "Waifs and Strays". Garry Shannon has it as "Elaine Jeffries’" on his album "Lose The Head", so it’s quite possible that you’d hear it called by that name in sessions, and it appears as "Michael Hynes’" on Teada’s "Teada". BTW just for the record, I think Elaine spells her name "Jeffreys". It’s pretty amazing really that this tune managed to travel from London as far away as Australia and settle itself into the session repertoire in different settings before Michael Hynes himself even recorded it.

On Jason O’Rourke and Ruadhrai O’Kane’s "Roguery Road", this appears as Ormonde Waters’. It comes out in the key of Eb major because it’s played on a Bb/F concertina.

X: 1
T: Ormonde Waters’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Jason O’Rourke & Ruadhrai O’Kane - Roguery Road
K: Fmaj
AFFE ~F3G|AFFG AG~G2|AF~F2 AFAc|d2cd AG~G2:|
Accd cAFG|A2FA GAFG|Accd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|A2FA GAFG|~A3G Adde|dcAF ~G2FG||

Here’s the original version for comparison (it’s very different!):

X: 1
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
C: Michael Hynes
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Michael Hynes & Denis Liddy - Waifs and Strays
K: Fmaj
AF~F2 AFcF|AFFG AGG2|AF~F2 AFcG|(3Acd cA ~G3z:|
c3d cAAG|FGAG GFFA|c2 (3Acd cAAG|FGAF F~G2A|
c2 (3Acd cAAG|FGAG GFFA|cGAd dcAG|FGAF ~G3c||

X: 1
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
C: Michael Hynes
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: Elaine Jeffreys
K: Fmaj
AFFA FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AzFG AFAc|dAcA AG~G2:|
Accd cAFG|~A3F GFFG|Azcd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|~A3F GFFG|A2AG Adde|dcAF ~G2FG||

The setting on the Teada album is closer to the original than the others:

X: 1
T: Michael Hynes’
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Teada - Teada
K: Fmaj
AF~F2 AFcF|AFFG AGGc|AF~F2 AFcF|AdcA ~G3c:|
Accd cAAG|FGAG GFFA|cGAd cAAG|FGAF ~G3c|
Accd cAAG|~F3F GFFA|cGAd dcAG|FGAF ~G3c||

I’ve noticed that the version I play now is a bit different again, since this tune seems to have changed even more and acquired a different ending in recent months as it has been passed back and forth between people in the Aussie session scene. Sometimes you hear people putting in a high octave on the F to try and mimic overblowing on the flute (see bar 5)

X: 1
T: Farewell To Philip Lane
C: Michael Hynes
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
S: picked up from sessions in Australia
K: Fmaj
AFFE FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AFFE FGAc|dAcd AG~G2|
AFfA FAdc|AFFG AG~G2|AFFE FGAc|dAcd AG~G2||
Accd cAFG|AcAF GFFG|Accd cAFG|AGGF ~G2FG|
Accd cAFG|AcAF GFFG|Ac~c2 Ad~d2|dcAF ~G2FG||

Actually that’s not what I usually play in the 2nd part at all. I quite often hit the B nat instead of the D: |Acc=B cAFG|AcAF GFFG|