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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2383 (Cat in the Corner)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cat in the Corner about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cat in the Corner, The / An Cat sa Chúinne / Cat in the Corner / Felix the Wrestler / O'Malley's / O'Mahony's Frolics / Súgradh Uí Mhathúna / O'Mahony's / O'Mahoney's / O'Shaughnessy's / O'Shaugnessy's / Shaughnessy's Jig (2nd in set Ballykeale Manor on KCB 6; 2nd in set Johnny Leary's on NCrg 1) (various settings, also in A)

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
~195822#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
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19782#2
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo), (piano).
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~19882#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~198813#2
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19954#2
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
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19975#1
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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19972#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
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19992#2
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
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~199911#2
[NCrg 1] North Cregg. . . . And They Danced All Night. Christy Leahy (accordion), Caoimhin Vallely (fiddle, keyboards), Ciarán Coughlan (piano, keyboards), John Neville (vocals, guitar), Martin Leahy (snare drum, percussion).
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~200015#1
[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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~20024#2
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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~200812#1
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~201114#1
[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 #1049 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #871 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #129 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #190 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #255 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 36 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 61 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #49 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #30 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #230 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