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Tune ID#1852 (Dancingmaster)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dancingmaster about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JsMrsh 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dancingmaster, The / The Dancing Master / Dancing Master / Swallow Tail Jig / Swallowtail Jig / The Swallow's Nest / The Heart of Me Kitty / Dromey's Fancy (also in E)

cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19952#2
[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
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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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #960 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #183 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #21 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 47 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 99 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 270 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #84 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 185 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #122 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