Tom Maguire’s Fancy reel

Also known as John Brady’s.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tom Maguire's Fancy has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Tom Maguire's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dB|AFFE ~F3E|DF~F2 ADFA|BGGF G2eg|fdcA dBcA|
BGGF ~G3A|BGBd gdBG|DEFG AdcA|BGAD G2:|
|:Bc|dg~g2 bgag|fdcA dBcA|dg~g2 fgaf|defg ag~g2|
b2ag bgag|fdcA B2AF|DG~G2 AF~F2|(3Bcd cA G2:|
X: 2
T: Tom Maguire's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AFFE FAFE|DEFG ADFd|BGGF G2 (3efg|fdcA BdcA|
BGGF ~G3A|~B3d gdBd|DEFG AdcA|1 BGGF GBdB:|2 BGGF GABc||
dg~g2 bgag|fdcA decA|Bg~g2 fdaf|dafa ~g3b|
ag~g2 afde|=fefc AFAd|DGBd ga (3gfe|fdcA GABc|
dg~g2 bgag|fdcA decA|Bg~g2 fdaf|dafa ~g3a|
b=f~f2 gfde|=fAgf dcAd|DGBd ga (3gfe|fdcA GBdB||
AFFE EF2E|D2E/F/G ADFA|BGGF GBdg|fdcc cddc|
BGGF GBAc|ABBd gdBG|DEFG AdcB-|1~B2AF GBdB:|2 ~B2AF GABc||
|:dggg bgag|fdcc cddc|Bggg fgaf|defg gfga|
_b=ffg gfcd|=fdcA dcAF|DGBd gfde|1 fdcA GABc:|2 fdcA GBdB||

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Tom Maguire’s Fancy

A great John Brady composition which has been recorded by Brady’s brother in law with Liz Carroll on the album Kiss Me Kate, also by Brid Harper/Dermot Byrne, and Oisin MacDiarmada/Brian Fitzgerald/Micheal O Ruanaigh.

The version I’ve transcribed is the original setting which I got from John’s son Adrian in a session. The other versions that have appeared on recordings have F naturals in the B-part. I also transcribed Brid Harper’s version:

X: 1
T: Tom Maguire’s Fancy
C: John Brady
S: Brid Harper/Dermot Byrne
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
AFFE FAFE|DEFG ADFd|BGGF G2 (3efg|fdcA BdcA|
BGGF ~G3A|~B3d gdBd|DEFG AdcA|1 BGGF GBdB:|2 BGGF GABc||
dg~g2 bgag|fdcA decA|Bg~g2 fdaf|dafa ~g3b|
ag~g2 afde|=fefc AFAd|DGBd ga (3gfe|fdcA GABc|
dg~g2 bgag|fdcA decA|Bg~g2 fdaf|dafa ~g3a|
b=f~f2 gfde|=fAgf dcAd|DGBd ga (3gfe|fdcA GBdB||

I found a transcription of the Oisin MacDiarmada version online, transcribed by one of our members:

X: 1
T: Tom Maguire’s Fancy
C: John Brady
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Oisin MacDiarmada, Brian Fitzgerald and Micheal O Ruanaigh:
D: Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp
Z:Devin McCabe
K: Gmaj
AFFE EF2E|D2E/F/G ADFA|BGGF GBdg|fdcc cddc|
BGGF GBAc|ABBd gdBG|DEFG AdcB-|1~B2AF GBdB:|2 ~B2AF GABc||
|:dggg bgag|fdcc cddc|Bggg fgaf|defg gfga|
_b=ffg gfcd|=fdcA dcAF|DGBd gfde|1 fdcA GABc:|2 fdcA GBdB||