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Tune ID#2989 (Smash the Windows)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Smash the Windows about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IT 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Smash the Windows / Bris an Fhuinneog (the setting in the O'Neill books has a different 2nd part) (compare as single jig #1785)

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
~19781#1
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
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~19949#3
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. Ed Paloucek (fiddle).
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~19965#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
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~200211#1
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Dónal Murphy (accordion).
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~20051#1
[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán).
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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 #1382 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 129 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #248 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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