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Tune ID#1765 (Ship in Full Sail)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ship in Full Sail about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ship in Full Sail, The / An Long faoi Lán Seoil / The Ships in Full Sail / Ships in Full Sail / The Ship on the Ocean / Out on the Ocean / Kitty's Wedding / Paddy the Dandy / An Buachaillín Buidhe / Buachaillín Buidhe / The Bouchaleen Buidhe / The Country Jig / The Prize Jig / Pride of Leinster / McArdle's Favorite / McArdle's Favourite (2nd in set The Salt Hill Pipes on PJConlon; 2nd in set John Naughton's on MMcNmr 1; 3rd in set Johnny Leary's on NCrg 1; 2nd in set Oil for the Chain on MSHtn 1) (also in G or D or F, often without 3rd part, also with different 3rd part) (compare 1st part with 1st part of #3876)

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
192420#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
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19242.12#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Tom J. Morrison (flute), T. Higgins (fiddle).
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19292.20#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
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196029#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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19607#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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~19783#1
[DD 2] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
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~197813#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (G melodeon).
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~198110#2
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Bb flute).
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~19912#1
[THayes] Tommy Hayes. An Rás. Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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~199412#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
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~19941#1
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle).
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~19981.8#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Barry Kerr (flute).
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19992#3 (6:28)
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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~199911#3
[NCrg 1] North Cregg. . . . And They Danced All Night. Christy Leahy (accordion), Caoimhin Vallely (fiddle, keyboards), Ciarán Coughlan (piano, keyboards), John Neville (vocals, guitar), Martin Leahy (snare drum, percussion).
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~200214#3
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle). For this tune: with Andy McGann (fiddle), Pat Mangan (fiddle).
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~20028#1
[Boh 3] Bohola. Bohola. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion), Sean Cleland (fiddle, viola, baritone fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, bouzouki, vocals).
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~20025#2
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doyle (guitar).
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~20037#2
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
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~200716#1
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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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 #1045 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #86 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #16 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As jig #34 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #61 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 33 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #193 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 13 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
As tune #96 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #33 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #196 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): 1903