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Tune ID#804 (Hardiman's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hardiman's Fancy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDJO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hardiman's Fancy / [misspelled as:] Hardlman's Fancy / Martin Hardiman's / Derrane's / Derrane's Jig / The Hag's Purse / Kitty Come Down to Limerick / Willy Kellys / Mulqueen's Favourite (2nd in set New House Selection on MCny 2) (also in F Major=D Minor, or in A Minor) (composed by Martin Hardiman)

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
~195319#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien, Derrane.
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~19781#2
[DD 2] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
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~197911#1
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
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~199911#3
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
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20022#2
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle).
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~20027#1
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar). For this tune: Conor (accordion).
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20045#3
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina), (fiddle).
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~20051#2
[ACarbry] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
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~20095#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
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~201013#2
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
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~201014#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (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.
On page 182 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As jig #278 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #114 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #245 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1953