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Tune ID#3410 (Cordal Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cordal 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 DD 6 (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):
Cordal Jig, The / Port na Cordaile / Morgan Rattler / If I Had in the Clear / Five Hundred a Year / Land of Potatoes / Jackson's Bouner Bougher / The Idle Road / The Slopes of Sliobh Luachra [sic for "Slopes of Sliabh Luachra"] (2nd in set The Wren's Nest on DD 6) (also in C, also with many more parts)

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
19851.1#2
[DD 6] Dé Danann. Anthem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, viola, piano), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Martin O'Connor (accordion), Johnny McDonagh (bodhrán), Mary Bergin (whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Mary Black (vocals), Dolores Keane (vocals).
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20021.15#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Téada: Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), John Blake (flute).
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~20047#3
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
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~20051#2
[CTrsh] Ciaran Tourish. Down the Line. Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle).
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20082#2
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
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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 #1046 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #257 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #50 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 60 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 107 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #333 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As jig #34 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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