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Tune ID#1794 (Bill Harte's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill Harte's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TCB 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bill Harte's / Bill Harte's Jig / Bill Hartes / Port Liam Uí Airt / Bill Hart's Favorite / Tom Hearte's / Sonny Brogan's / Sonny Brogan's Jig / The Rookery / Out on the Ocean / Ryans Jig (3rd in set The Wheels of the World on Drv 2; 2nd in set Helvic Head on OCG) (also in Major, also in A or E; also as slide?) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tommy Maguire's #4 #1935)

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
19658#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~19671.14#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Tom McHaile (whistle).
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~19789#2
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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~19954#3
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
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19966#2
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
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~19973#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
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20052#2
[SGMM] Shannon, Gavin, McGoldrick and Murray. Tunes. Sharon Shannon (accordion), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle), Jim Murray (guitar).
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~200912#2
[OCG] Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford. On Common Ground. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (pipes), (flute).
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~200911#1
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
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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 36 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #39 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #55 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #39 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #7 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #4 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #208 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): 1965