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Tune ID#292 (Elizabeth Kelly's Delight)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Elizabeth Kelly's Delight about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16A Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Elizabeth Kelly's Delight / Elizabeth Kelly's / Aoibhneas Éilís Ní Cheallaigh / Aoibhneas Eilís Ní Cheallaigh / Elizabeth Kelly's Favourite / Rogha Elizabeth Kelly / Catherine Kelly's (mistakenly labeled Unknown / Elizabeth Keane's Slip jig on JnKlly; 1st in set The Session on Ch 8; 1st in set Aoibhneas on Lu 3; 2nd in set Grianach on LMcK 1) (also in D)

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
197530#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~19781#1
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
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~19933#2
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
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19946#2
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with John Williams (concertina).
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~199612#2
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
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~20011#1
[Lu 3] Lúnasa. The Merry Sisters of Fate. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
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~20025#1
[LC 4] Liz Carroll. Lake Effect. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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~20032#2
[LMcK 1] Laura MacKenzie. Laura and the Lads. Laura MacKenzie (flute, whistle, concertina, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar). For this tune: (Scottish smallpipes).
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20075#1
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute). For this tune: (C 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.
As tune #68 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As slipjig #9 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1963