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Fan go Fóilleach


Fan go Fóilleach / Stay another while (Reel)


John states at the end of the below recording which was recorded in 1975: “Well the second one then was an invention I think of Seamus Ennis or his father. The second tune that I played, is a lovely pipe tune. He used played it very well on the pipes, I’m sure he has it still.”

Seamus Ennis (1919-1982) was an Uilleann Piper, Folklore and Music Collector from North County Dublin.

Brendan Breathnach collected this tune from John Kelly Senior for his Ceol Rince na hÉireann book, Cuid 3, number 127, p. 61, first edition 1985.

Also known as Mary Delaney’s.

There is also a similar tune by the name of “The Market Day” which is an Ed Reavy tune.

Photo Details: Seamus Ennis playing the pipes. Location: London. Date: 1966. Photographer: Rob Rundle.

Credit: Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Link.


Recording of John Kelly Senior playing Delia Crowley’s Reel & Fan go Fóilleach Reel on the fiddle.

Recording Details: Talk, “Reminsences of Clare Fiddle Players”

Location: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Parochial Hall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.

Date: July 7, 1975.

Credit: Recorded by Barry Taylor,  part of his book “Music in a Breeze of Wind” about music in West Clare. Link. 


Credit: RTÉ, The Pure Drop, Ballyferriter, 1987. Playing The Moveen & Fan go Fóilleach (Mary Delaney’s).


Audio Details: John Kelly Senior playing the Moveen Reel into Fan go Fóilleach (Mary Delaney’s) Reel on the fiddle in Cultúrlann na hÉireann, 1968. 

Credit: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Séamus MacMathúna Sound Collection. Link.


Notated from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann recording above. 


Fan go Fóilleach