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Tune ID#3348 (Jackson's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jackson's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jackson's / Jackson's Reel / Jackson's No. 2 / Ríl Mhic Sheáin Uimh. 2 / Jackson's Reel II / The Dublin Reel / Dublin Reel / Around the Tree / The Westmeath Hunt / The Clogher Reel / Ned Falvey's Reel / Jim McCormack's / Boys of Ballisodare (2nd in set Jackson's Reels on JB 2; 2nd in set Kilfenora Reels on KCB 3; 2nd in set Kilfenora Selection on MSCB) (3 or 4 parts, in various orders; compare D Major setting as Dublin Reel #554; compare lowest part of the 4-part setting to 1st part of Dublin Reel #6019)

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
192517#2
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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193625#2
[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. James Morrison (fiddle).
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193916#2
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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193922#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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~19589#2
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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196027#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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~19739#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~197312#2
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
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19746#2
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
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197411#2
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Miko (flute), Gussie (whistle), Pakie (concertina).
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~19741#2
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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198720#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~19963#2
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle).
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~19964#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
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~20022.2#2
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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~20087#2
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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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 #33 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 90 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 143 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #218 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #74 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 66 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1925