The Shoemaker’s Fancy jig

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Shoemaker’s Fancy appears in 5 other tune collections.

The Shoemaker’s Fancy has been added to 1 tune set.

The Shoemaker's Fancy has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Shoemaker's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B|GEE G2e|dBB dBA|GEF G2e|dBA A2B|
GEE GBe|dBB def|gba gfe|dBA A2:|
|:B|dBd gfe|dBB B2e|dBd gfe|dBA A2B|
dBd gfe|dBB def|gba gfe|dBA A2:|
X: 2
T: The Shoemaker's Fancy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:AG| FDD DFA|dcA A2G|fdd cAA|dcA Gag|
fdd edc|dcA d2e|f2f ded|cAF G:|
FG|cAA efd|cAB c2d|cAA efd|cAF G2B|
cAA f2d|cAB cde|fff ded|cAF G2B||
cAA efd|cAB c2d|eAA efd|cAF G2A|
cAA fed|cAB cde|fff ded|cAF G3|]

Four comments

The Shoemaker’s Fancy (jig)

This little jig comes from John Blake and Lamond Gillespie’s flute and fiddle duet playing. According to the sleeve notes, John Blake found it in ‘Ceol,’ the magazine published by Breandan Breathnach, but there’s no information where the tune originally comes from. I only found that this is different from the jig titled "The Shoemaker’s Fancy" in Ceol Rince na hÉireann II.

Whatever the source, it’s a lovely old tune. It is played after Up Sligo (aka. the Creel of Turf) on the recording, but it goes nicely with the Apple in the Winter.

Re: The Shoemaker’s Fancy

This is in Breathnach’s CRE2 No. 6 from Eddie Maloney.

The Shoemaker’s Fancy, X:2

This is the Breathnach version in D Mix. It seems clear the two versions are related yet they are very different.
CRE2_6. [The Shoemaker’s Fancy] Eddie Moloney [flute], Kinvara, County Galway, VIII, 1960.