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Tune ID#1699 (Whelan's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Whelan's 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 DC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Whelan's Jig / Port Uí Fhaoláin / Port Ui Phaolain / Port Whelan / Whelan's / The Rookery / The Humours of Dingle (6th in set Drowsey Maggie on Ch 4; mislabeled as Morrison's in a set on CmA 1 which alternates between this tune and Morrison's) (also in A, also with a 3rd part) (compare Morrison's #1343) (composed by Tommy Whelan?)

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
~19462#2
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. Aggie White (fiddle).
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~19668#2
[DC1] The Drones and the Chanters. Irish Pipering. Leo Rowsome.
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~19731#6 (2:52)
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Martin Fay (fiddle).
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~19754#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~197721#1
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Mike Preston (flute), Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
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~197832#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Tommy "Clogs" Gallagher (fiddle).
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19939#2
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals).
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~20001#2
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
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~20047#2
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, 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.
On page 42 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #49 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #56 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 114 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 194 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #144 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): 1946