The Pumpkin’s Fancy
Thanks to MTGuru and Jeremy for allowing me to post this tune, which has been requested at least twice.
Not sure about key/mode - the important thing is that the Fs and Cs are sharp. This is a bagpipe hornpipe, composed by Dublin piper [ GHB variety ] Terry Tully, who would be the piping equivalent of Paddy Fahy or Charlie Lennon.
Makes a great whistle tune, and has been recorded by "Ceolbeg" and the "Battlefield Band" among others.
One unusual feature of the tune is that in going from B to c#, Terry Tully deliberately put in a "passing" c natural note - very un-traditional.
RonP and I used to follow it with "Sandy’s New Chanter".
Very nice, Kenny. Both the similarities and differences with my previous attempt are very apparent. And it falls nicely under the fingers on the whistle.
It’s ironic that the Rapalje recording is the first one that pops up on the recording links. People should be aware that the version recorded by this Dutch band (Spades, Track 1) is only 2 parts not 4, is *substantially* altered from the original as penned and intended by the composer Terry Tully, and should not be used as a learning example.
Does anybody have the sheet music to this (The Pumpkin’s Fancy) with grace notes?
Re: The Pumpkin’s Fancy
Have a look here for the piping grace notes: