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Tune ID#2215 (Paddy O'Snap)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy O'Snap about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SSm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy O'Snap / Paddy O'Snap's / Quick, We Have But a Second (2nd in set Paddy O' Snap's on SSm) (also in G)

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
~19933#2
[SSm] Seán Smyth. The Blue Fiddle. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~200312#2
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
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~20031.13#3
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Claire Mann (flute).
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~20059#1
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (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 recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1175 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 88 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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