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Tune ID#282 (Carraroe Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Carraroe 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 IDM 1 (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):
Carraroe Jig, The / Carraroe Jig / The Carraroe / Carraroe / Port na Ceathrú Rua / Port na Ceathrún Rua / The Portrowe / The Lark on the Strand (also in E) (2nd in set Queen of the Fair Selection on CrssCl; 3rd in set The Ravine on KCB 6) (compare Blue Bonnets' Jig / Blue Bonnets over the Border #182 and The Scotchman over the Border / Scotsman over the Border #1733) (composed by Tommy Whelan)

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
193119#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players.
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~195911#1
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
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~19597#1
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
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~19635#2
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion). For this tune: with Joe Leary (fiddle).
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~197716#2
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Eamon Mitchell Group.
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19861#2
[PS 1] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
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~19862#2
[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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~19988#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo). For this tune: Johnny (accordion).
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19998#3
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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19993#1
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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19996#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
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200015#2
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion). For this tune: with Seamus Connolly (fiddle).
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200010#2
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle).
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~200214#2
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
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~200210#3
[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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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 18 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #50 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 29 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As jig #96 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #180 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): 1931