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Tune ID#2075 (Willie Coleman's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Willie Coleman'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 KB Pt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Willie Coleman's / Willie Coleman's Jig / Willy Coleman's / Coleman's Jig / Willie Coleman's / Willie Colemans / Colman's Jig / Jackie Colemans / Moate Hunt / The Moate Hunt / Ollie Reilly (mislabeled as Strike The Gay Harp on ST BST reissue; for 4th figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2) (also in A) (composed by Willie Coleman aka Willy Coleman)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19719#1
[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~19766#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
Go to Album
~19826#2
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
Go to Album
~19948#1
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo).
Go to Album
~199411#2
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: with Patsy Broderick (piano).
Go to Album
19988#3
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
Go to Album
~199810#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
Go to Album
19998#1
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
Go to Album
~199929#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Harry McGowan (flute), Mick Loftus (flute).
Go to Album
~19995#2
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard).
Go to Album
200011#2
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
Go to Album
20014#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
Go to Album
~20033#1
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
Go to Album
~20051.11#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Brid O'Donohue (flute).
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200615#2
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D flute), with Nóra Ó Murchú (fiddle).
Go to Album
~200712#1
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
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~200812#3
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (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 43 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #59 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #30 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #20 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #32 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 195 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #148 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #102 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As jig #64 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1971