Mike Cooney’s Fancy jig

Also known as Mike Cooney’s Favourite.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mike Cooney’s Fancy has been added to 1 tune set.

Mike Cooney's Fancy has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mike Cooney's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d|GAB cAA|dcA G2g|gfd cAG|ADE FGA|
~B3 ~c3|dcA ~d3|~g3 afd|cAd G2:|
|:D|GBd gfg|dBG GAB|c2=f fef|~c3 =fcA|
[1d2g gfg|dcA =f3|g=fd cAF|AGF G2:|
[2B2G c2A|dcA ~d3|~g3 afd|cAF G2||
X: 2
T: Mike Cooney's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:GAB cAA|dcA G2g|gfd cAG|ADE FGA|
B2 G c{d}cA|dcA dfa|~g3 afd|cAF G2 D:||
GBd ~g3|dBG GAB|c2 =f fef|cAc =fcA|
d2 g {a}gfg|dcA =f2 a|gfd cAF|GAG G2 D|
GBd ~g3|dBG GAB|c2 =f fef|cAc =fcA|
B2 d c2 A|dcA dfa|~g3 afd|cAF G2 D||
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Rooney’s Favourite

This is the last tune on the album ‘Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn’.

The last two notes of the first bar can be attractively varied at will by substituting ge for AA

Plenty of room for simple or complex ornamentation at the sign of the ~ .

Nice tune, Pete. Definitely one to add to the immediate playlist. Thanks.

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Mike Cooney’s Fancy

Here’s how Liz and Yvonne Kane play this on their cd, Under the Diamond. Their liner notes say Eileen O’Brien gave them this name for the tune and said her father, Paddy O’Brien, wrote the tune,

X: 1
T: Mike Cooney’s Fancy
C: Paddy O’Brien
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
D: Under the Diamond, Liz and Yvonne Kane
K: Gmaj
D|:GAB cAA|dcA G2g|gfd cAG|ADE FGA|
B2 G c{d}cA|dcA dfa|~g3 afd|cAF G2 D:||
GBd ~g3|dBG GAB|c2 =f fef|cAc =fcA|
d2 g {a}gfg|dcA =f2 a|gfd cAF|GAG G2 D|
GBd ~g3|dBG GAB|c2 =f fef|cAc =fcA|
B2 d c2 A|dcA dfa|~g3 afd|cAF G2 D||

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This tune is actually recorded as "Paddy Fahey’s" on Angelina Carberry & Martin Quinn’s duet album. "Rooney’s Favourite" is the other tune of the same track.

“The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien”

J.D.C. Publications Litd., 1992

Page 9: "Mike Cooney’s Fancy"

Comhaltas notes that "Mike Cooney was the drummer in Paddy O’Brien’s Ormond Céilí Band, which won four All-Ireland titles, including the three-in-a-row 1979/1980/1981 and again in 1984."