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Tune ID#1880 (Tatter Jack Walsh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tatter Jack Walsh 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):
Tatter Jack Walsh / Father Jack Walsh / An t'Athair Jack Walsh / An tAthair Jack Walsh / T'Athair Jack Walsh / An t'Athair Seán Breathnach / Father Walsh's Jig / Tatter Jack Welsh / Tatter Jack Welch / Taither Jack Welch / Kitty of Ballinamore / Kitty of Bullinamore / To Cashel I'm Going / Sean Ryan's / Harry Barrett's Favorite (as Untitled on JKm; 1st in set Jig Selection on IBrgd 10) (also in Mixolydian, in E Mixolydian, as 3 doubled parts, and as song)

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
192212#2
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
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193115#2 (0:30)
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Siamsa Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band.
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195018#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~196212#2
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
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~19706#2
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19733#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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197413#1
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Miko (whistle), Gussie (whistle).
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~19897#1
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle).
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~19914#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
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~199312#1 (0:53)
[MR 2] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
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~19958#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
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19964#1
[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). For this tune: Martin Hayes (fiddle), Andrew MacNamara (accordion).
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~199613#2
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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200112#1
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (whistle).
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20035#3
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
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20056#1
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
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~20082#1
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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~201111#2
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
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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 #885 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #136 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #32 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 38 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #22 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 28 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #72 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 187 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As tune #174 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