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Tune ID#1027 (Kilfenora Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kilfenora Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kilfenora Jig / The Old Favourite / The Old Favorite / Miko Doyle's / Sleamhnán Uí Dhúill (4th in set Oh! The Breeches Full of Stitches on Ch 7; 1st in set The Kilfenora Sexy Jig on 4MD 2; 2nd in set Sliabh Luachra Slides on ACB 1; 2nd in set The Kilfenora Set on JCt 5) (also as double jig, also in A)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~197710#4
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
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~19896#2
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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19931#1
[CTL 4] Cherish the Ladies. Out and About. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, bouzouki), Maureen Doherty Macken (accordion, whistle), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Cathie Ryan (vocals).
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~199312#1
[4MD 2] Four Men and a Dog. Shifting Gravel. Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo), Gino Lupari (percussion, vocals), Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Conor Keane (accordion), Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle).
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~19939#2
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Griffin (banjo).
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199410#2
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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200018#5 (3:26)
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
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~20052#2
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (banjo).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #67 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 29 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #53 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #66 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 101 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #107 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 169 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As slide #14 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1969