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Tune ID#1612 (Pretty Peggy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pretty Peggy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AMPR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pretty Peggy / Pretty Peg / Bill Clancy's Delight (1st in set Pretty Peg Reels on A HS; 1st in set Pretty Peg on A FTY) (also parts reversed) (compare Humours of Westport #870)

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
~197614#2
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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19911#1
[A HS] Altan. Harvest Storm. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar).
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19911#1
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A HS.
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~19915#3
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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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 #1465 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1476 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #696 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #704 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 144 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 146 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #275 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