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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1772 (Sixpenny Money)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sixpenny Money about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sixpenny Money / The Six-Penny Money / Airgead Réalach / The Madcap (4th in set The Chieftains' Knock on the Door on Ch 5) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of a less-common version of Connaughtman's Rambles #378)

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
~194920#3
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Séamus Ennis (pipes).
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195919#3
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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~197310#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~197314#2
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~19755#4
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Seán Potts (whistle).
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~197716#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197717#3
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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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 #27 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #39 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 22 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #18 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #98 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 108 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 183 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #117 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #205 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): 1914