The Trip To Fanore reel

Also known as Nollaig Casey’s.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Trip To Fanore has been added to 1 tune set.

The Trip To Fanore has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Trip To Fanore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GFGB dB(3BBB|dege dBGB|cBAG (3FFF DE|FGAB cBAG|
~E3G EB,EF|GAGF EC(3CCC|EGED EFGA|[1 (3Bcd ed BcBA:|[2 (3Bcd ed Bdef||
|:gfga bg(3ggg|dgga bgag|fdAG FDDE|FGAB cBcd|
e2eg eBef|gagf ec(3ccc|BdAG EFGA|[1 (3Bcd ed Bdef:|[2 (3Bcd ed BcBA||
# Added by protz .
2
X: 2
T: The Trip To Fanore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|dB~B2 dege|dBGB cBAG|F2DE FGAB|cBAG ~E3G|
EB,EF GAGF|EC~C2 EGED|EFGA (3Bcd ed|1 BcBA ~G3:|2 Bdef ~g3||
|:a|bg~g2 dgga|bgag fdAG|FDDE FGAB|cBcd e2eg|
eBef gagf|ec~c2 BdAG|EFGA (3Bcd ed|1 Bdef ~g3:|2 BcBA ~G3||
3
X: 3
T: The Trip To Fanore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 B dB ~B2|dege dBGB|cBAG FDDE|~F3 G AGFG|
~E3 F EC~C2|EFGF EC ~C2|B,EED EFGA|1 B{d}BAF GFEF:|2 B2 AF GABd||
|:~g3 a bg~g2|dg ~g2 abag|fdAG FDDE|~F3 G ABcd|
~e3 f ec~c2|efgf ec~c2|B{d}BAF GABc|1 d^cde fedf:|2 d2ge dBAF||

Twenty-six comments

So this is a special tune, which is quite impossible to dislike. Ceolachan, Jeremy, sorry but the name is just here so that it does not finish in the Gan Ainm database. It comes from the same friend who plays 999999 tunes but can’t remember the names. I prefer to give it a chance to become more popular than it is, ‘cos it really deserves. Never knows, if somebody here knows how it’s called (and why not the composer), I’ll change the name immediately.

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Did your friend compose it?

Mix

Sounds like a mix of familiar trad. turns with some "modern" phrases in the last 4 bars… reminds me of tunes that contra dance composer’s write. Not a bad tune.

Remind me of

Reminded me of Flowers of Edinburgh on the first part… definitley not a version of FOE though.

Don’t know what it’s called. I have heard it before, though. Played by someone who plays 999999 tunes but can’t remember the names. Could have been your friend, Mr Z.

Ok Jeremy seems to think that it’s not good enough to be called "the unknown" until the day it will find its real good name. So maybe Kenny, where are you? Save that poor piece of music lost within 999999 other ones… Maybe I should call that "the unknown knows"…

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It doesn’t sound trad to me.

I think it would make a better tune if you shifted the whole lot sideways by moving the barlines like this:

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
B|dB~B2 dege|dBGB cBAG|F2DE FGAB|cBAG ~E3G|
EB,EF GAGF|EC~C2 EGED|EFGA (3Bcd ed|1 BcBA ~G3:|2 Bdef ~g3||
|:a|bg~g2 dgga|bgag fdAG|FDDE FGAB|cBcd e2eg|
eBef gagf|ec~c2 BdAG|EFGA (3Bcd ed|1 Bdef ~g3:|2 BcBA ~G3||

Trad, ha! ~ It is too all over the place, not an ounce of agreement anywhere, well, except the final measure ~ 1st & 2nd endings. In other words, melody-wise, it is like a greased pig, and there are more than a few of those going about in as ‘nuovo’, trouble is, it isn’t anything new. Those pig tunes have been around, mostly they escape any in depth scrutiny and fade or are processed further ~ dry cured and smoked would be good… There was nothing in it to make me want to ‘remember’ it, name or melody, but there will always be someone who likes things pink and films like "Babe"… A bacon butty makes more sense, bread either side and the bacon in the middle. This hasn’t even got that…

Sorry… This caught me in one of my bitch-n-moan moods… πŸ™

Sorry misterZ, I guess it wasn’t ‘impossible’… 😏 Friends still?

I like the bits and pieces, but that’s part of the problem, that appreciation doesn’t extend to the ‘whole’…

Pieces

Too many pieces of this and that to do anything for my soul and for me thats where its got to go to…. I agree with the above … but the fact that it gets the attention of people like us is at least something…

…like most of Paddy Fahy’s tunes at the time, I guess, were not sounding traditionnal. What’s the moment for a tune for becoming traditionnal? If tommorrow some renowned Irish musician decides to play this (or another recent composition), record it with a good accompaniment, most people will tell it’s a wonderful tune. And it’s also a matter of time. There’s no trad composition which is not a patchwork of pieces existing before, that’s a matter of fact. I’ve posted this one because I think that, for a tune made of a "normal" scale, it stands like a quite inspired one. And I’m not an ignorant of the Irish repertoire, I think. Not more not less than most of people here. I wouldn’t be surprised, as the friend who taught me this tune often travelled to Donegal to learn the more obscure compositions, that it’s coming from there. Unfortunately, I see him one time in three years when I have chance. He didn’t composed it, because I’ve heard it again since that, always played by those kind of people who are fond of collecting. Anyway, if it’s not traditionnal, who cares? Isn’t that today that tommorrow’s tradition is created? Everyone is free to think this tune is ordinary, in that case well, just look somewhere else. Personnally, I like nice melodies too, and as I’ll always be enjoyed to play a Sergeant Early’s Dream, I’ll do my best to make those kind of tunes a little more popular. Sorry Ceolachan. Ceol is music, music is life, life is inventivity.
And sorry too for my arguable English.

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Traditional? ~ was that really the question or the comment? ~ Nah!

If it can’t stand on its own ~ well… Time will tell, as it always does. Personally Mr. Z, and I have no intention of changing your passion for it ~ I don’t think it’s a ‘Homer’, not baseball, not the Greek or the Simpson… It’s just too messy. Some tunes just feel like the composer is trying to show you something, pushing it, instead of letting a thing naturally evolve in the context of what has gone before it. There are endless possibilities, and I can’t see you being able to successfully challenge my appreciation for ‘new tunes’, but you’re welcome to try. Anyway, this is more rambling than I’m comfortable with… I mean this tune, not my comment.

A good patchwork, and I’ve actually made patchwork, has a pattern usually, has shape, and this tune has some of that. Some patchwork is crazy, and that’s fun too, but it holds together from a distance, has a ‘consistency’. When I say this is a patchwork, well, I meant, to be hopefully a little clearer on that side of things, by a novice, or someone trying to show off before they have the understanding of basic stitching and some previous well founded experiences and appreciation behind them. The tune is a bit sloppy, I think, trying to do too much, and that takes away from my full appreciation. As I’d said, I like the bits, but they don’t fit that well together in my sense of it and things in general.

I can say, Paddy Fahy’s tunes, at the time, were welcomed and played, at least in the realms I wondered, played and danced through. So that comparison is lame, sorry… Also, this tune isn’t even in the same category, sorry. Given time, it might just evolve under the right coaxing into something exceptions.

Invention, obviously misterZ, you haven’t followed any of my contributions tune-wise or comment-wise, but that’s OK too. Others do know where I’m coming from, hopefully.

With such a strong defence, is this your ‘baby’? 😏

Oops! ~ " - it might just evolve under the right coaxing into something exceptional." 😎

Despite your ability to make such claims, I don’t pretend to and can’t speak for ‘everyone’… Besides, there are too many quirky bits in my own makeup to bar the way of me being a speaker for the masses. It isn’t in my nature, nor to make such claims… I can only speak for myself…and even then I often get it wrong… πŸ˜‰

If there’s more than one ceolachan in the world, well, god help us!

Guilt?

Hi Dow…

I had to go away and think on this a bit more. As you know, I usually look for the ‘dance’ in the music, it being on the whole ‘dance music’. Some tunes just make you want to dance, but there are also ‘party pieces’, or ‘show pieces’, and I wouldn’t disallow others their pleasure, but I prefer a tune that dances, especially if it falls under any of those numerous categories, like ‘reel’… A good dance tune helps the dancers, nudges them along and helps to identify the changes, is well phrased ~ not just for listening, but that is important too.

So, on that line, that is probably what disappoints me most about this particular tune, but for me, even as a ‘listening’ piece, something for ‘show’, for me ~ it doesn’t do it… And I have come back and played it and played it and played it, out of guilt, and on several different instruments, but it don’t make me jump, not the heart, not a rise in blood pressure, nope, no motivation to get up and step a bit, sorry…

Now, other guilt, why did I ‘respond’? Well, that first comment and the statement that it was "impossible to dislike", and then my moniker following shortly afterwards, and the want to avoid the honourable title of ‘gan ainm’… 😎

Everybody’s free. I don’t try to "intellectualize" too much.

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It’s kind of like this song which I imagine is impossible to dislike:
Her eyes they shone like the diamonds
And the ferryman is standing by the quay
Saying "stand and deliver for I am a bold deceiver"
And he won the heart of a lady

You could build a tune/song around each line, but in this pastiche none of the ideas in any of the lines is developed any further. All tunes that I know of that are accepted into the tradition have much tighter structural relationships between the lines. Ideas that occur in one line get repeated with slightly modified endings or other small changes.

I agree with everybody on all those points by laziness… Ceolachan seems to forget that I’m French, and not used to speak that usual English. I love trad tunes and spend much time to learn them, and I post some of them too. I know what are their qualities. What I’d just like to say is; this one and those of its family are not a danger for what Irish music means. Just see them by another point of view. Another way to compose, to feel music, it exists like the rest. As a composer and harmony theorician, I find it interesting and innovant. That’s my feeling, let’s stop it here. But specially for Ceolachan; no it’s not my composition, and I’m not here to put compositions online. Now before a post, I’ll just try to remember that, again, other people are always other worlds. By the way Ceolachan, how do you manage to put smileys on your comments? I like them cos they sometimes avoid quiproquos… I need it with my accomplished English!

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I like your English, my French is ghastly… πŸ™

"The Trip to Fanore" ~ pre-empting the fate of duplications

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on November 24th 2007 by misterZ.

X: 1
T: Trip To Fanore, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 B dB ~B2|dege dBGB|cBAG FDDE|~F3 G AGFG|
~E3 F EC~C2|EFGF EC ~C2|B,EED EFGA|1B{d}BAF GFEF:|2B2 AF GABd||
|:~g3 a bg~g2|dg ~g2 abag|fdAG FDDE|~F3 G ABcd|
~e3 f ec~c2|efgf ec~c2|B{d}BAF GABc|1 d^cde fedf:|2 d2ge dBAF||

Already existing on this site…

To people who made so many comments when I first posted it, with I agree, a quite different version; and most of all no name to go with it. ~

But to continue that kind of discussion, is a tune traditional by the origin of its composer, or by its oldness?… πŸ˜‰

That one is from Nollaig Casey, anyway.

# Posted on November 25th 2007 by misterZ