The Sligo Fancy hornpipe

Also known as The Flowers Of Antrim, The Marquis Of Lorne, Newry, Newry Highwayman.

There are 25 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Sligo Fancy appears in 4 other tune collections.

The Sligo Fancy has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Sligo Fancy has been added to 112 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Sligo Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(b>a)|g>fg>e B2e>d|c>Bc>A E2A>G|F>GA>B c>de>f|(3gba (3gfe d2 b>a|
g>fg>e B2e>d|c>Bc>A E2 (A>G)|F>GA>B c>de>f|g2b2g2:|
|:B>c|d>Bg>B d>gB>c|(3dcB g>B d2 c>B|c>Af>A c>fA>B|(3cBA f>A c2 (B>c)|
d>Bg>B d>gB>c|(3dcB g>Bd2 c>B|c>Aa>g f>de>f|g2b2g2:|
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Six comments

I am quite sure this is not the newry highwayman that solas plays.

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Definately not the same as Solas’… Then again the Solas track is a song with not much instrument melody in it?

I keep hearing a Dmaj setting of this with Cnats in the B-part in my local session. That setting seems to go by the name of McDermott’s #2. I was pleased to see it posted here: They’re obviously derivative of each other, but the versions aren’t compatible in a session, even if you transpose.

Another recording

This is also in Bill Brennan’s book/CD from Mel Bay: "Irish, Scottish & Border Melodies for Flatpicking Guitar." It’s the 2nd tune in a medley, with Proudlock’s Hornpipe. In Brennan’s book it’s called "The Marquis of Lorne."


Are the flowers of Antrim the elder blossoms? An trom = the elder tree.