The Falcarragh hornpipe

Also known as Fal Carragh, The Fal Carragh, Falcara.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Falcarragh has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Falcarragh
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc |: BGcG dGeG | defa g2 gf | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa g2 gf | gece dBAF |1 DGGF G2 dc :|2 DGGF G2 ga ||
bd^cd adcd | gdAB G2 gf | gece dBGB | Add^c dega |
bd^cd adcd | gdAB G2 gf | gece dBAF |1 DGGF G2 ga :|2 DGGF G4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Falcarragh
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc |: BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc |1 (3Bcd BA G3 A :|2 (3Bcd BA G2 ga ||
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c dega |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 ga |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 A ||
X: 3
T: The Falcarragh
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG |: FDGD ADBD | ABcA d2 dc | dBGB A3F | EF^GE A3=G |
FDGD ADBD | ABcA d2 dc | dBGB AFEF |1 D2 (3DDD D2 :|2 D2 (3DDD D2 de ||
|:fA^GA eA^GA | dAFA D3B | dBGB A3F | EF^GE A3e |
fA^GA eA^GA | dAFA D3B | dBGB AFEF |1 D2 (3DDD D2 de :|2 D2 (3DDD D2 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

The Falcarragh

From the playing of the young Clare band “Turas”. Apparently this is a composition of guitar player Alphie Duggan, probably best known as Tommy Peoples’ accompanist on “The Quiet Glen”. It’s one of those hornpipes that sounds more like a slow reel. Nice tune, it’s taken me a while to get round to posting it.

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OK, it’s official. My name is Jason and I’m addicted to this tune. There. I said it.

Nice mode

I like the second part. G-lidian a very rare mode in irish music.

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It is indeed rare. But this isn’t in G lydian, it’s in G major with some C# accidentals, which is very common in Irish music. That’s an important distinction, especially for backers.

Aoife Granville has a slightly different version which I think works a little better, certainly on the flute:

X: 1
T: Falcarragh, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
dc |: BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc |1 (3Bcd BA G3 A :|2 (3Bcd BA G2 ga ||
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c dega |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 ga |
bd^cd adcd | gdBA ~G3 f | gece dBGB | Add^c ded=c |
BGcG dGeG | defa ~g3 f | gece dBAc | (3Bcd BA G3 A ||

Martin Nolan’s Version

From Martin Nolan’s Travel N Style CD. A lovely version.

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I really appreciate what you do Jack. Thanks. It’s fun to sit at the computer and try out these tunes…. you are a great contributor.

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