Maureen’s Fancy jig

By Vincent McGrath

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Maureen’s Fancy has been added to 2 tune sets.

Maureen's Fancy has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Maureen's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGG GED|EDG ~B,3|DGG AGA|Bdd dge|
|:Bdd dBA|Bdd ~d3|egg aga|bgg ~g2 e|

Three comments

I learnt this tune from Vincent McGrath’s “O Cheartlar Mo chroi” album. He composed it himself. This is what the sleeve notes say:

“My wife liked this tune when she first heard it, so with her imprimatur it has to be good enough for the rest of us.”

It is a nice simple tune and sounds really traditional, as do all of his tunes. It reminds a little of something Broderick might compose. Probably because it’s in Gmajor.

Anyway, he follows it up with a jig in C called “Tommy Leddy’s Jig” which I will hopefully get around to transcribing as soon as I learn it.

Maureen’s Fancy: 1st bar

I’ve changed the first bar. The sheet music is incorrect in the first bar but the abc notation is fine. My ears deceived me 3.5 years ago.

Re: Maureen’s Fancy

The tune as given here can be played on a single row D melodeon (which is good) because it has no C natural notes (nor C# either). But I’m pretty sure that Aidan Connolly, on the wonderful record The Portland Bow, puts in some C naturals. In particular, the second bar he plays |EDG B,2 C| and the sixth bar in both parts he plays
|AGc E3| rather that |AGB E3|. Both ways sound good to me, but having heard Aidan’s record (and having a two row box) I will play the C’s.