Doherty's Fancy

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

Back to Doherty's Fancy[edit]


DOHERTY'S FANCY (Roga Uí Docartaig). AKA - "Dougherty's Fancy." AKA and see "Humors of Ballinafad (2) (The)," "Pet of the Pipers." Irish, Double Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A "characteristic Ulster tune," remarks Francis O'Neill (Irish Folk Music, 1910, p. 92), named by James O'Neill for his source. "It differs noticeably in its decisive ringing tones from the soft and affecting plaintiveness of the tunes belonging to the West and South of Ireland." The tune appears in collections usually under the title "Pet of the Pipers," although it was recorded in the 78 RPM era by Hugh Gillespie as "Kips" (1939, after Kippeen Scanlon) and by Paddy Killoran as "Humors of Ballinafad (2) (The)."

Source for notated version: Chicago Police Sergeant James O'Neill, a fiddler originally from County Down, learned this tune from an Ulster fiddler named Doherty [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 166, pg. 92. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 811, p. 151. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 82, p. 29.

Recorded sources:




Back to Doherty's Fancy[edit]