Phil The Fluter’s Ball hornpipe

Also known as The Fluter’s Ball March, The Fluter’s Ball, The Fluther’s Ball, Phil The Fluter, Phil The Fluther, Phil The Fluther’s Ball.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Phil The Fluter's Ball has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Phil The Fluter's Ball
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3/2E| D2 D3/2D/2 d2 d3/2c/2 | B3/2A<Bc< dd<dd/2 |D3/2D<DD <dd<dB/2 |
A3/2B<AF< EE<FE/2 |D2 D2 d2 d2| B3/2A<Bc/2 d2 d3/2e/2 |
f3/2d<ec <dc<BA/2| B3/2d<ce/2 d2 d3/2e/2 |f2 f3/2d/2 e2 e3/2c/2|
d3/2e<dB <AF<DA/2 |f2 f3/2d/2 e2 e3/2c/2 | d3/2c<Be/2 A2 d3/2e/2 |
f2 f3/2d/2 e2 e3/2c/2 | d3/2e<dB <AF<DF/2 |A3/2B<AF <de<dB/2 |
A3/2B<AF/2 E2 F3/2E/2 |D2 D3/2D/2 d2 d3/2c/2 | B3/2A<Bc< dd<dd/2 |
D3/2D<DD <dd<dB/2 | A3/2B<AF< EE<FE/2 |D2 D2 d2 d2|
B3/2A<Bc/2 d2 d3/2e/2 |f3/2d<ec <dc<BA/2| B3/2d<ce/2 d2 z2|
X: 2
T: Phil The Fluter's Ball
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DDDD dddc | BABc d2 FE | DDDD dddB | ABAF E2 EF |
DDDD dddc | BABc d2 ee | fded dcBA | BBcc d2 ||
f2 fd e2 ec | dedB AFDA | fffd eeec | dcBe A3 d |
f2 fd e3 c | dedB AFDF | ABAF dBAF | ABAF E2 ||
D2 DD d2 dc | BABc dd d2 | DDDD dddB | ABAF EEFE |
D2 D2 dd d2 | BABc d2 de | fded dcBA | BBcc d2 |]

Four comments

Phil the Fluter’s Ball

I’m posting this in response to a tune request from user Taminka.

It is of course really only the melody for a song of that name, rather than a tune in its own right. However, with a little re-arranging it can be used by a ceilidh band for hornpipe dances.

Music At The Gate

From th4e sleeve notes to Seamus Ennis’s "Forty Years of Piping".


Music at the Gate is an old reel my late father had; very lively in its melodic sequences. I do not think I have ever heard anyone else play it, but it is obviously the tune to which "Phil the Fluter’s Ball " is sung, though more elaborate in its present form. The Pigeon on the Gate was and still is a very popular reel among Irish traditional musicians. My version is one which my father had from the old pipers.

Courtesy of ‘The Fiddler’s Companion’ ~ Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/PET_PH.htm

"Songs & Dances of Ireland"
Collected & edited by Peter Lavender
Wise Publications, 1982
ISBN-10: 071190099X
ISBN-13: 978-0711900998

X: 2
T: Phil The Fluter’s Ball
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R:Hornpipe
N: Marked "Moderato e marcato"
K: Dmaj
FE |\
DDDD dddc | BABc d2 FE | DDDD dddB | ABAF E2 EF |
DDDD dddc | BABc d2 ee | fded dcBA | BBcc d2 ||
de |\
f2 fd e2 ec | dedB AFDA | fffd eeec | dcBe A3 d |
f2 fd e3 c | dedB AFDF | ABAF dBAF | ABAF E2 ||
"CHORUS"
EF |\
D2 DD d2 dc | BABc dd d2 | DDDD dddB | ABAF EEFE |
D2 D2 dd d2 | BABc d2 de | fded dcBA | BBcc d2 |]

& Bayard

Bayard (1981, No. 250, pgs. 213, 214) collected the tune as a fife march called "The Fluter’s Ball." Carlin (Master Collection), 1984; No. 230, pg. 134. Sing Out, pgs. 22, 23.