Fanning’s jig

Also known as Fannings, Fergal French’s Jig No. 2, Port An Fhionnánaigh.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Fanning’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Fanning’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Fanning's has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Fanning's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
G2 B dBG|FEF AFD|gfe dBA|1 BGE E2 F:|2 BGE E2 f||
|:geb geb|geb bag|fda fda|fda agf|
eBe geg|baf gef|gfe dBA|1 BGE E2 f:|2 BGE E3||

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Fanning’s Jig

All right, this one’s not mine, I swear!

I got this out of “Treoir”, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirann’s magazine.

The caption relative to this tune indicated that it had been transcribed by Dennis Murphy in 1949. That’s pretty much all I know of it.

You’ll forgive me for not having resisted the temptation to include it here 🙂 .

“Fanning’s Jig” is in Ceol Rince na h’Eireann volume 5. Breathnach got it from a manuscript written by the great Sliabh Luachra fiddler Pádraig O’Keeffe in his fiddle tablature notation. O’Keeffe taught Denis Murphy and his sister Julia Clifford.

Denis Murphy recorded “Fanning’s Jig”, as did Jackie Daly. According to Breathnach, this tune is related to “Clancy’s Jig”: “…recorded by the accordion player P. J. Conlon - from the vicinity of Milltown, in County Galway - in New York in September 1928.”

Other names for “Clancy’s” are “Katy’s Rambles” and “The Ladies’ Triumph”, in American publications of the 19th century.

(Thanks to Paul de Grae for translating Brendan Breathnach’s annotations. See )

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FWIW, Josephine Keegan includes this tune on peg 126 of her tune collection “A Drop in the Ocean” under the title Fergal French’s Jig no. 2, also including another tune as Fergal French’s Jig no. 1 .

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