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Tune ID#1582 (Pigtown)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pigtown 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 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pigtown / Pigtown Fling / Pig Town Fling / The Pigtown Reel / Stoney Point / Wild Horses / Wild Horses at Stoney Point / Wild Horse / Kelton's / Warm Stuff (also as reel) (compare American tune In the Woodpile / The Cotton Patch / Nigger in the Woodpile included here in book FF)

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
19699#1
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: Michael Tubridy (flute).
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~19921#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's.
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~200618#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
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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 #7 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 140 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On pages 267-268 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 85 of [F] S. C. Hamilton. The Irish Flute Player's Handbook.
As tune #20 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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