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Tune ID#1438 (O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking 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.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking / Carolan's Receipt for Drinking / O'Carolan's Receipt / Carolan's Receipt / Planxty Stafford / Dr. John Stafford (3rd in set Away We Go Again on Ch 7) (starts with 2nd part on JsMrsh 2)

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
~19771#3
[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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~199512#1
[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion), with Eithne Ní Dhonaile (harp).
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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 #634 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 74 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #317 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 228 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #161 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
As ocar #2 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): 1903