Kerryman’s Fling strathspey

Also known as Cameron’s Wife, The Fisherman’s Lilt, The Kerry Highland, The Kerryman’s Daughter, The Kerryman’s FLing, The Kerryman’s Highland Fling.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Maggie Pickens (a few times), The Bird In The Bush (a few times) and I Have No Money (a few times).

Kerryman's Fling has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Kerryman's Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2AF ABde|fdef edBd|A2AF ABde|1 fd (3efe d2dB:|2 fd (3efe d2de||
f<aaf bfbf|afef edBd|1 f<aaf bfbf|af (3efe d2de:|2 A2AF ABde|fd (3efe d2dB||
# Added by Avery .
X: 2
T: Kerryman's Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3dcB |A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>de>f e<dB>d |
A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>de<f d2 :|
|: d>e |f<aa>f b>fa>^g | a>fe>f e<dB>d |
[1 f<aa>f b2 a>^g |a>fe<f d2 :|
[2 A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>Ae>A d2 |]
X: 3
T: Kerryman's Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3dcB| A2 A>F A>B d>e | f>d e>f e<d B>d |A2 A>F A>B d>e | f>d e<f d2 :|
| d>e |f<a a>f g<b b>f | af df e>d B>A | f<a a>f gb b>f |a>f (3.e.f.e d2 d>e|
|f<a a>f gb bf | af df ed Bd |A2 A>F AB DE |f>d (3.e.f.e d2 |

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I heard this tune done by Patrick Street on the album Irish Times. I really love the instrumention they have on it.

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I never noticed that.

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Kerryman’s Fling

More usually played as a reel. Also called ‘The Fisherman’s Lilt’
Recorded by Michael Coleman as ‘The Kerryman’s Daughter’

I’ve just noticed this tune is on Enda Scahill’s solo banjo album. The second last one on the last track, followed by Kerry Fling (aka, The Road to Glauntane): https://thesession.org/tunes/1615 Well, the two tunes are recorded as reels though.

“The Kerryman’s Highland Fling”

X: 2
T: Kerryman’s Highland Fling, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Dmaj
|: (3dcB |\
A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>de>f e<dB>d |
A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>de<f d2 :|
|: d>e |\
f<aa>f b>fa>^g | a>fe>f e<dB>d |
[1 f<aa>f b2 a>^g |a>fe<f d2 :|
[2 A2 A>F A>Bd>e | f>Ae>A d2 |]

Kerryman’s Fling, X:2

posted by ceolachan

Kerryman’s Fling, X:3

Version learned from some Cork peopel, called it a highland