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Tune ID#558 (Ladies' Pantalettes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ladies' Pantalettes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ladies' Pantalettes, The / The Lady's Pantalettes / The Ladies Pantalettes / The Duke of Leinster's Wife / Duke of Leinster's Wife / And His Wife / Gardner's Favorite / Gardiner's Favorite / Johnny Sally's Reel (2nd in set The Lady's Pantalettes on DC1; 1st in set Billy Capple's Favorites on PCln) (also doubled, also only 2nd part doubled)

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
~19041.4#1
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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192614#2
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Edward Mullaney (pipes), Patrick Stack (fiddle).
Go to Album
19272.5#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle). For this tune: with Packie Dolan (fiddle).
Go to Album
192814#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. John McKenna (flute), James Morrison (fiddle).
Go to Album
~196926#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19691.4#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Roger Sherlock (flute).
Go to Album
197120#2
[DC1] The Drones and the Chanters. Irish Pipering. Willie Clancy.
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197311#1
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
Go to Album
197513#2
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
Go to Album
~19807#3
[Plx 6] Planxty. The Woman I Loved so Well. Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, synthesizer), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Christy Moore (guitar, bodhrán, vocals).
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~1981B.5#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
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~198125#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: James Kelly.
Go to Album
19938#1
[MR 5] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
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~19964#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
Go to Album
~199611#1
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19961.5#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Catherine McEvoy (flute).
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19973#2
[CTL 6] Cherish the Ladies. Threads of Time. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, vocals, fiddle, keyboards), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, whistle, bodhrán), Aoife Clancy (vocals, bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: Joanie (flute).
Go to Album
~19988#2
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
Go to Album
~200211#2
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
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~20072#2
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion).
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200910#3
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Sean Vaughan, David Sanders, Eddie Moloney, Ian Lambe.
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20122#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
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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 #1235 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #509 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #6 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #82 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 102 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #44 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #78 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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