Spailpin Fanach hornpipe

Also known as An Spailpin Fanach, The Whistling Gypsy.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Spailpin Fanach has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Spailpin Fanach
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
||:gf|efed B2A2|GABG E2EF|G2GF GABc|dedc B2gf|
efed B2A2|GABG EDEG|FGAF DEFA|G6:|
|:GA|Bdef g2fg|agfe d2Bd|edef gfed|e2f2 g2fg|
efed BcBA|GABG EDEG|FGAF DEFA|G6:|
X: 2
T: Spailpin Fanach
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gf | efed B3A | GA (3BAG E3F | G2GF GABc | dedc B2gf |
efed B3A | GA (3BAG E3G | FGAF DEFA | G2F2 G2:|
|: GA | Bdef g2(3efg | agfe d2Bd | edef gfed | e2f2 g2fg |
efed B3A | GA (3BAG E3G | FGAF DEFA | G2F2 G2:|

Five comments

Spailpin Fanach

This is a really beautiful setdance danced in Irish dancing. It also goes by the name of "The Whistling Gypsy", and is often played with a swung, dotted feel. Hope you like it!

Nice tune. Is this also the basis for John McKenna’s reel #2 (Happy Days of Youth)? The first part at least.

Setting #2 is transcribed from a session recording from Drumshanbo in 2011, played by two Leitrim concertina players.

Re: Spailpin Fanach

Is this a h/pipe version of Brighton Camp/Bride in camp/ The girl I left behind me?