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McGivney’s Fancy

McGivney’s Fancy is a hornpipe associated with Éamon McGivney, a great fiddle player from Co. Longford originally but resident of West Clare for many years and one of the directors of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy since the early 1980s.

It has been one of my favourite hornpipes for many years now and I loved playing with my friend JB Samzun on fiddle.

I first learned this hornpipe from a great recording of James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien and Daithi Sproule called “Traditional Music of Ireland”. Hugh Healy also recorded a great version of “McGivney’s Fancy” on his recent album “Ceolaire”.

X:1
T:McGivney’s Fancy
T:Eamon McGivney’s
R:hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Edor
|:Beed e2gf|edBA B2 (3ABc|d2dc dfgf|edBG A2BA|
G2GA Bgfg|edBd efg2|EFGA BdBA|G2E2 E2GA:||
|:BGEG BGEG|BGAF E2FG|AFDF AFDF|A2 (3GFE D2EF|
G2GA Bgfg|edBd efg2|EFGA BdBA|G2E2 E2GA:||

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