The Girls Of Farranfore reel

Also known as Cluiche An Ghrá, The Game Of Love, Lass Of Farranfore, The Maids Of Farranfore.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Girls Of Farranfore appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Girls Of Farranfore has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Girls Of Farranfore has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Girls Of Farranfore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE~E2 GBdB|AD~D2 FAed|BE~E2 G3B|dBAd BE~E2|
GBdg eddB|AD~D2 FAed|BE~E2 ~G3B|dBAd BE~E2||
BeeB egfe|dcdf afed|(3Bcd ef ~g3e|dBAd BE~E2|
BeeB egfe|dcdf afdf|g2bg fgaf|edef gfed||
2
X: 2
T: The Girls Of Farranfore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
A|:B2 EF G3 B|AD (3DDD FAAc|B2 EF GAB^c|d^cBA Be e2:|
eB (3BBB egfe|defg a3 z|eB (3BBB egfe|dBAF BE E2|
eB (3BBB egfe|defg a3 z|g3 e f3 d|edBA Be e2||
3
X: 3
T: The Girls Of Farranfore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE ~E2 GBdB|AD (F/E/D) FAed|BE ~E2 ~G3 B|dBAd BEED|
GBdg .e2 dB|AD (F/E/D) FAed|BE ~E2 ~G3 B|dBAd BE E2||
e3 e efge|~d3 f afed|(B/c/d) ef ~g3 e|dBAd BE E2|
e3 e efge|~d3 f agef|g2 bg faaf|edef gfed||
4
X: 4
T: The Girls Of Farranfore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE ~E2 GBdB|AD (F/E/D) FGA_c|BE ~E2 GABd|dBA_c BE~E2:|
e3f gf (3gfe|defg afdf|e^def gf (3gfe|dBA_c BE EB|
eeef gf (3gfe|defg afdf|g2 ba gfed|(3Bcd A_c BEE2|
5
X: 5
T: The Girls Of Farranfore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
dc|:B ~E3 GBdB|A (D{/F}ED) FGAc|B ~E3 GABd|{/e}dBAc B ~E3:|
e3 f {/a}gf{/g}fe|defg {/b}afdf|e^def {/a}gf{/g}fe|dBAc B ~E3|
e^def {/a}gf{/g}fe|defg {/b}afdf|g2 ba gfed|1 ((3ABc) Ac B ~E2 d:|2 ((3ABc) Ac B ~E2 ^c||
|:defg e^cdB|A (D{/F}ED) FAd^c|B ~E3 GABd|{/e}dBAc B ~E3|
((3B^cd) ef dz ((3 d^cB)|A (D{/F}ED) FAd^c|B ~E3 GABd|{/e}dBAc B ~E3|
e3 f {/a}gf{/g}fe|defg {/b}afdf|e^def gf{/g}fe|dBAc B ~E3|
e^def gf{/g}fe|defg {/b}afdf|gabg fa{/b}gf|1 ((3 efg) fa ~g3 e:|2 ((3 efg) fa g4||
# Added by Mars .

Ten comments

Source: Maire O’Keeffe
Transcription: gmp

Part of Gneevguilla

The A part of this tune contains the 3rd part of the "Gneevguilla." There was a popular medley; Pride of Rathmore/Girls Of Farranfore that was often played, according to Clare fiddler, Joe Murtaugh. He told me that at some point someone was trying to remember the second tune — and they couldn’t remember all of it — so part of it became the third part of, "Gneevguilla;" a 3-part tune found here; https://thesession.org/tunes/876

I play this set. Its an old one I learned in CCE - its a great set.
I like the name "Game of Love"

The Game of Love

I learnt this from a cassette in my car during a traffic jam. Different enough to be of interest, I feel:

X:331
T:Game of Love, The
D:Dervish: Playing With Fire
O:Ireland
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Em
A |: B2 EF G3 B | AD (3DDD FAAc | B2 EF GAB^c | d^cBA Be e2:|
eB (3BBB egfe | defg a3 z | eB (3BBB egfe | dBAF BE E2 |
eB (3BBB egfe | defg a3 z |g3 e f3 d | edBA Be e2 |]

"The Girls of Farranfore" / "The Pride of Rathmore"

Here are both tunes played in a set (2nd & 3rd tunes, respectively) by Connie O’Connell & Denis Mac Mahon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWXzVNzOuzM


Connie calls the 3rd tune "The Yell To Fantore" or something like that; I guess that COULD be a garbling of "The Girls of Farranfore". I was curious, though, so i decided to check Google Maps & couldn’t find "Fantore" anywhere in Ireland. A person’s name, maybe? At any rate, here’s my transcription of their playing of the tune:

X:1
T:The Girls of Farranfore
S:Connie O’Connell & Denis Mac Mahon ( fiddles, Cork / Kerry)
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Edor
BE ~E2 GBdB | AD (F/E/D) FAed | BE ~E2 ~G3 B | dBAd BEED |
GBdg .e2 dB | AD (F/E/D) FAed | BE ~E2 ~G3 B | dBAd BE E2 ||
e3 e efge | ~d3 f afed | (B/c/d) ef ~g3 e | dBAd BE E2 |
e3 e efge | ~d3 f agef | g2 bg faaf | edef gfed ||

Enjoy!