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Tune ID#3050 (Father Fielding's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Fielding's Favorite 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 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Father Fielding's Favorite / Father Fielding's Favourite / Ella Rosenberg / I'll Tell My Mammy / Katie's Donkey

cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~20001#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina).
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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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1004 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #219 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 52 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #221 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