Peter Byrne’s jig

Also known as Peter Byrne’s Fancy, Peter O’Byrne’s Fancy, Peter O’Byrnes’s Fancy.

There are 15 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Old Hag, You Have Killed Me (a few times), Condon’s Frolics (a few times), Earl The Breakfast Boiler (a few times), In The Mountains Of Holland (a few times) and Jimmy Ward’s (a few times).

Peter Byrne’s has been added to 13 tune sets.

Peter Byrne's has been added to 109 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Peter Byrne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D3 AFD | c2 A BAG | A3 AFD | c2 A BGE |
EDD AFD | cAA BAG | A3 cde |1 dcA AGE :|2 dcA AGA ||
|: d2 A cde | dcA AGE | c2 A cde | dcA AGE |
EDD cde | dcA AGE | c2 d fed | c2 A BGE :|
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Peter Byrne's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AFD c2A|BAG A2D|AFD c2A|BGE EDD|
AFD c2A|BAG A2D|cde dcA|GEA D3:|
|:cde dcA|AGE c2A|cde dcA|AGE EDD|
cde dcA|AGE c2d|fed c2A|BGE D3:|

Six comments

Peter Byrne’s

Haven’t heard this played very often. From the playing of Finbar Furey. Recorded by Arty McGlynn and I think, "Moving Hearts".

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Peter Byrne’s

It’s the second last jig in The Storm, on the Moving Hearts LP The Storm, funny enough.

Kenny, I’m a bit puzzled by your transcription. I just did this transcription from Arty McGlynn’s recording, and the barlines are in different places.

X: 1
T: Peter Byrne’s Fancy
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmix
AFD c2A|BAG A2D|AFD c2A|BGE EDD|
AFD c2A|BAG A2D|cde dcA|GEA D3:|
|:cde dcA|AGE c2A|cde dcA|AGE EDD|
cde dcA|AGE c2d|fed c2A|BGE D3:|

Finbar

I listened to Finbar’s recording and stand by that transcription. I’ve been meaning to get in touch to send you a few CDs, and also to "bb", who I missed on the latest trip. PM me your address, and I’ll be in touch. I can send a recording of Finbar’s playing of the tune and you can see what you think. All the best.

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"Peter O Byrnes Fancy" .. Dunno what Pater was fanshyin but I think I fanshy sum too.