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Tune ID#3561 (Tony Molloy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tony Molloy'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 JCrv (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tony Molloy's / Molloy's Jig / Port Uí Mhaolmhuaidh / Molloy's Favourite / Rogha Uí Mhaolmhuaidh / Port Mhoss Martin / Paddy Carty's Favourite / Contentment Is Wealth / Paddy Canny's Jig / The Tongs by the Fire (compare Contentment Is Wealth #384)

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
~198713#1
[BBg 1] Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich. Seana Choirce. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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~199312#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
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20011#1
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~200612#2
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
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~20072#2
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
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~20071#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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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.
On page 28 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #75 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As jig #44 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #369 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #66 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1960