Dunguaire Castle reel

Also known as Caisleán Dhún Guaire, The Dunguaire Castle Highland Fling, Kitty Gone A Clinking Coming From The Fair, Kitty Got A Clinking Coming From The Fair, Kitty Got A Clinking Coming From The Races, Kitty’s Gone A Clinking At The Races, Kitty’s Gone A Clinking Coming From The Fair, Willie Clancy’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Pat Ward’s (a few times).

Dunguaire Castle has been added to 1 tune set.

Dunguaire Castle has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Dunguaire Castle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB~B2 cdeg|dBGA BA~A2|GB~B2 cdec|dBGA BGGF|
GB~B2 cdeg|dBGA BA~A2|cBcd egfe|dBGA BAGF:|
G2Bd ~g3a|gedB deg2|G2Bd ~g3d|egdB ABBA|
G2Bd ~g3a|gedB dega|babg agaf|gedB A2BA:|
X: 2
T: Dunguaire Castle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GB~B2 cdec|dBGA BA~A2|GB~B2 cdec|dBGB A2G2|
GB~B2 cdec|dBGA BA~A2|c3B cege|dBGB A2G2||
G2Bd ~g3d|fedB deg2|G2Bd ~g3d|egdB A2G2|
G2Bd ~g3d|e2dB dega|bgaf gfed|egdB A2G2||
X: 3
T: Dunguaire Castle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G<BB>G c>de>c | d>BG>A B<AA>D | G<BB>G c2 e>g | d>BG>B (3ABA (3AGF |
G<B B2 c>Ge>G | d>GD>A B<A A2 | c2 c>B c>e (3gfe | d>B (3GAB (3 ABA G2 ||
G2 B>d g2 g>d | e>d (3Bcd d<e g2 | G2 B>d g2- g>d | (3gfe d>B A2 G>D |
(3GAG (3Bcd g>Gg>e | e>dB>d d<eg<a | b>ga>f (3gfe d>B | (3gfe d>B (3ABA G |]
BG ~G2 c3 e | dBGA BA{B/}AG | GB ~B2 cege | dBGB (3ABA G2 |
GB ~B2 cd{a/}ed | .dBGA BA{B/}AG | .c2 {d/}cB ce{a/}ge | dBGB (3 ABA G2 ||
{A/}G2 Bd .g2 {a/}ge | {a/}edB.d .de {a/}g2 | {A/}G2 Bd ~g3 d | (3.g.f.e dB (3ABA G2 |
~G2 Bd .g2 {a/}ge | {a/}edBd dega | (3bag af (3.g.f.e fd | (3.g.f.e dB (3ABA G2 |]

Seven comments

Dunguaire Castle (fling)

I learned this fling from Carmel Gunning’s recent recording but transplanted some variations from Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O’Loughlin’s duet playing. It seems often associated with Willie Clancy’s: you’ll in fact find another transcription of the tune as "Willie Clancy’s" in Norbeck’s collection.

A variant of this tune, by the same name, appears on The Pipering of Willie Clancy. The sleeve notes list it as a fling.

It might be more common to play this without any repeat in the first part. That’s what M. Donnelly and P. O’Loughlin do.

Dunguaire Castle (aka. Willie Clancy’s)

Another interpretation of the tune *mostly* based on Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O’Loughlin’s duet playing:

R: fling
K: Gmaj
GB~B2 cdec|dBGA BA~A2|GB~B2 cdec|dBGB A2G2|
GB~B2 cdec|dBGA BA~A2|c3B cege|dBGB A2G2||
G2Bd ~g3d|fedB deg2|G2Bd ~g3d|egdB A2G2|
G2Bd ~g3d|e2dB dega|bgaf gfed|egdB A2G2||

I find this tune listed as "Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair" on a different recording, but it can be a mistake.

“Dunguaire Castle” / “Willie Clancy’s Highland Fling” - rescuing my own duplication

Submitted on December 23rd 2011 by ceolachan.
~ /tunes/11654


X: 3
T: Dunguaire Castle
T: Willie Clancy’s Highland Fling
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Gmaj
D |\
G<BB>G c>de>c | d>BG>A B<AA>D | G<BB>G c2 e>g | d>BG>B (3ABA (3AGF |
G<B B2 c>Ge>G | d>GD>A B<A A2 | c2 c>B c>e (3gfe | d>B (3GAB (3 ABA G2 ||
G2 B>d g2 g>d | e>d (3Bcd d<e g2 | G2 B>d g2- g>d | (3gfe d>B A2 G>D |
(3GAG (3Bcd g>Gg>e | e>dB>d d<eg<a | b>ga>f (3gfe d>B | (3gfe d>B (3ABA G |]

? ~ Gan Ainm ~ ? - - - Highland Fling
I was so sure this was already here, and that it has a name, but neither was opening up to me, not by memory or by notes, and not searching for it on site here with various mutations of half a dozen bars in several keys, or through Rev’s ABC TuneSearch. I wanted this orphan to have a home, even if it meant I’d added another duplication that needs to go "POOF!" and disappear into the digital ether. And that’s what happened. Thanks to Nico using Rev’s offering he found this link, so I’m putting the information here and will let Jeremy know about the duplication so it can go the way of such things. ;-)

I’ve also found one other take on it in some notes that I’m adding next:

"A Fling" - transcribed from the playing of Willie Clancy

X: 4
T: A Fling
S: The NPU magazine/newsletter "An Píobaire"
B: Terry Moylan: "Ceol an Phíobaire", NPU, Dublin, 1981, tune #43
Z: Terry Moylan, transcribed from the playing of Willie Clancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: GMaj
D |\
BG ~G2 c3 e | dBGA BA{B/}AG | GB ~B2 cege | dBGB (3ABA G2 |
GB ~B2 cd{a/}ed | .dBGA BA{B/}AG | .c2 {d/}cB ce{a/}ge | dBGB (3 ABA G2 ||
{A/}G2 Bd .g2 {a/}ge | {a/}edB.d .de {a/}g2 | {A/}G2 Bd ~g3 d | (3.g.f.e dB (3ABA G2 |
~G2 Bd .g2 {a/}ge | {a/}edBd dega | (3bag af (3.g.f.e fd | (3.g.f.e dB (3ABA G2 |]