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Tune ID#1876 (Tap Room)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tap Room about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AIC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tap Room, The / In the Tap Room / The Taproom / An Seomra Leanna / The Tap House / The Youngest Daughter / The Hard Road to Travel / The Ranting Widow / Baintreach na Radaireacht / Captain Murray's Reel / Captain Murray's / Sweet Molly / Polly's Reel / Polly's / The Blossom of the New Tree / The Lady's Top Dress / The Ladies Top Dress / Hopetoun House / Lord Edward / Fitzgerald's / Fitzgerald's Reel / Granshaw Glens / Roll Out the Barrel / The Rakes of Abbey / Miss Fargherson's New Reel / Miss Fargerson's New Reel / The Scotch Bonnet / Scotch Maggie / A Short Way to Heaven / Cock Your Pistol, Charlie / The Mountain Lark / Moonlight on the Lough (1st in The Taproom Set on CLnn 2) (also in D Dorian; also in a somewhat different setting included here which is usually singled, or else with 2nd part doubled) (credited, presumably spuriously, to Tim Maloney in book SLoP) (compare single jig Cock Your Pistol, Charlie #3024; compare 1st part with 1st part of Mountain Lark #2529)

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
19292.21#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with James Morrison (fiddle).
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19295#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Peter Conlon (accordion), James Morrison (fiddle).
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192919#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle), P.J. Conlon (accordion).
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~19591#2
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
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~195910#2
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
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~197912#3
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~198011#2
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Frankie Gavin (fiddle).
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~19937#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Charlie Harris (accordion).
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~19942#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
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199810#2
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes.
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~19984#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mike (flute).
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~19985#2
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
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~19981.13#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Mike Rafferty (flute).
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19994#3
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with John (accordion).
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200013#2
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Manus McGuire (fiddle).
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~20033#1
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
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~20041#1
[OMcD] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
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~20071.15#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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~20081#2
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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~20119#2
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle), (Bb whistle).
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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 #1217 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #494 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #177 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #292 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 99 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #129 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 89 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #32 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 53 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #357 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #75 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #70 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