Frank Quinn’s reel

Also known as Mary’s Favourite, Miss Fahey’s Fancy.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Frank Quinn's has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Frank Quinn's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AG|FDDCA,2DE|FGAB c2cB|ADDF FDFG|ABAF G2GG|
FDDC A,2DE|FGAB cdeg|f2eg fddB|ABAF G2:|
FG|Adde fdec|AB{c}BA dcAG|Adde fdec|AB{c}BA defg|
af{g}fe fdec|dfed cAGE|DGG{A}G Adeg|fdcA G2:|

Three comments

Source of tune

Tune has been transcribed from "All in good time"(Patrick St)

It’s certinaly a variant of "Within a Mile of Dublin". I have a Patrick Street album just called "The Best of Patrick Street" and there is a set: Frank Quinn’s/Lad O’Beirne’s/Murphy’s

Murphy’s is infact Quinn’s reel: https://thesession.org/tunes/154

So it would start with Frank Quinn’s, Lad O’Beirnes and finish off with the other Quinn’s.

I wonder was this a mistake. Was Frank Quinn’s what they meant to call the last tune? And Murphy’s the first? I don’t know but it has me thinking.

There is another tune called Brian Quinn’s on Micheal O Raghaillaigh’s album "The Nervous Man" which is different altogether and then there’s granny quinn’s….

Miss Fahey’s Fancy = Frank Quinn’s

Just to tidy this up: O’Neill (1903) published this tune entitled as "Miss Fahey’s Fancy". The fiddler Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded it in January 1930 entitled "Mary’s Favourite" and it follows O’Neill’s version closely.