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Tune ID#374 (Castletown Conners)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Castletown Conners about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOC 1 (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):
Castletown Conners / The Castletown Connors / Castletown Jig / Connor's Jig / Condon's Frolics / Súgradh Chondúin / Paddy Carty's Jig / The Thatcher / Walsh's (3rd in set Jig C Jig on Drv 1) (also with parts reversed, also in A or B) (compare The Thatcher included here from O'Neill books)

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
196815#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Tommy Maguire (accordion), Father O'Keeffe (mandolin).
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~19798#2
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
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~19805#3
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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~19928#3
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
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19997#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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~19995#1
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard).
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~19995#2
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Dolan (flute).
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~200812#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 #1036 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #838 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #100 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #324 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 31 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 58 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #10 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #154 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #346 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #356 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