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Tune ID#1061 (Knights of St. Patrick)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Knights of St. Patrick about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Knights of St. Patrick, The / Knights of St. Patrick / The Knights of Saint Patrick / The Knight of St. Patrick / The Knight of Patrick / Ridirí Naomh Pádraig / Rí na bPíobairí / The King of the Pipers / The Limestone Quarry / The Kilimer Jig (as Name unknown on OMT) (with 2nd part as an intro on JMcKllp)

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
~19587#2
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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~19599#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
Go to Album
197711#1
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19832#2
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
Go to Album
19951#3
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki).
Go to Album
~19988#3
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
Go to Album
~19994#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Brendan.
Go to Album
~20001#2
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
Go to Album
~20057#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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~20093#3
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).
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~20111#1
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).
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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 #57 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 100 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 59 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As jig #93 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #52 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #217 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1958