Jack Coughlan’s Fancy reel

Also known as Jack Coughlan’s, Jack Coughlan’s Favourite.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hanly’s (a few times) and Kilteery (a few times).

Jack Coughlan’s Fancy has been added to 3 tune sets.

Jack Coughlan's Fancy has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jack Coughlan's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c2 BA G3 B | AE E2 GEDG | cABA G2 ge |1 dBAc BGGB :|2 dBAc BGGE ||
|: DB,DE G3 B | AGAB dedB |1 dBde g3 e | dBAc BGGE :|2 dBde gage | dBAc BGGB ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Jack Coughlan's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
cABA G3 B | AE~ E2 GEDG | cABA G2 ge |1 dBAc BGGB :|2 dBAc BGGE ||
|: DB,DE G3A | BABd edBe|1 dBde gage | dBAc BGGE :|2 dBde gage | dBAc BGGB ||

Six comments

Jack Coughlan’s

Learned from Joe Burke’s flute album, which I commented on earlier today. Also recorded by Kevin Crawford and "Danu", but much faster, and to me , Joe’s is the definitive version. Echoes of "Christmas Eve " in there somewhere, it seems to me.

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Joe played this on the flute on his flute album, so forget that low B in the second part. Burke says he was reminded of it after forgetting it for years and years by Gabe O’Sullivan playing it on the Green Linnet record Joe and the Gabe, which is half Joe Heaney and half Gabe and all great. Gabe plays that bar DEDG G3A I think.

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Played in F quite a bit….

… at the local session.

Version

K:Gmaj
cABA G3 B | AE~ E2 GEDG | cABA G2 ge |1 dBAc BGGB :|2 dBAc BGGE ||
|: DB,DE G3A | BABd edBe|1 dBde gage | dBAc BGGE :|2 dBde gage | dBAc BGGB ||

Jack Coughlan’s - Kilteery

…on Yvonne Casey’s record…and it’s awesome.