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Tune ID#813 (Hawk)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hawk about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SK 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hawk, The / The Harp (also as hornpipe) (setting on Beg 1 is in D Major and begins differently) (compare distantly Shetland Fiddler #1764) (composed by James Hill) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Northumbrian music.]

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
~19901#3 (1:35)
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~199414#1
[SJMcG] Sean and Jim McGuire. Pure Traditional Irish Fiddle Music. Brothers Together. Tribute to their Father. Sean McGuire (fiddle), Jim McGuire (fiddle). For this tune: Sean McGuire (fiddle).
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19953#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
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19979#3
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki). For this tune: Paul O'Shaughnessy.
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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 #287 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1990