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Tune ID#2805 (Clancy's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Clancy's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCrv (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Clancy's Jig / Clancy's / Port Mhic Lannchaidh / Pat Mahon's Jig / Pat Mahons Jig / Grogan's / The Mad Jig / Spot the Wallop / Katy's Rambles (with 2nd part as intro on PJConlon; 1st in set Vaughans Barn in Kilfenora on LitN) (1st bar has a G Major variant as on TJC, SRn 1, and LmKlly) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Kitty's Rambles #1059; the G Major variant of the 1st bar brings the 1st part, too, into a remote similarity with #1059)

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
19282.15#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
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19865#1
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
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~198911#1
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~19942#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Colm O'Donnell (flute), Tommie Finn (banjo).
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20016#2
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~20022#1
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar).
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20097#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Shane Mulvey, Siobhán Peoples, Murty Ryan, Martin Dermody.
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~200910#2
[LCJD 2] Liz Carroll and John Doyle. Double Play. Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, mandola, vocals).
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~200911#2
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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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 #77 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [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): 1928