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Tune ID#1953 (Father O'Flynn)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Father O'Flynn about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS1 (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):
Father O'Flynn / Father O'Flynn's / An T'Athair Ó Floinn / The Top of Cork Road / Top of Cork Road / Top of the Cork Road / Cork Road / The Rollicking Irishman / Rollicking Irishman / To Drink with the Devil / Trample Our Enemies / Yorkshire Lasses / The Bonny Green Garters (1st in set Medley of Jigs on OTUS1)

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
192921#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. K. Scanlon (fiddle).
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~19695#1
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Leo Rowsome.
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~197420#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (fife), John Wright (jew's harp), Noel Pepper (harmonica), Paddy Moran (flute), Paddy Neylan (spoons).
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~19867#1
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
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~19956#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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~199711#1
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time John Wynne (flute).
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199817#1
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
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200018#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
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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 #1031 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #244 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #97 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #13 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 57 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #2 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 82 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 134 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #33 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #40 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 101 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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