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Tune ID#911 (Jackson's Morning Brush)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jackson's Morning Brush 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 ?
Double jig80AABB'BB'DDCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jackson's Morning Brush / Jackson's Favorite / Jackson's Favourite / Jackson's / Jackson's Jig / Fairy Haunts / My Mountain Home (with varying numbers and orders of parts, including as few as 2 parts) (composed by Walker Jackson (often misspelled as Walter Jackson))

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
~191915#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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19212.9#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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193610#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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193816#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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~19741#2
[SE 3] Séamus Ennis. The Wandering Minstrel. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197413#2
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Seamus Ennis.
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~19759#2
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~198013#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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~200018#1
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Dun Na Ri Ceili Band.
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~20022#2
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
Go to Album
~200216#1
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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~20046#1
[OMcD] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with John C. (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 #899 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #146 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 135 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #104 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 23 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #9 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 77 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #37 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 33 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As jig #61 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #241 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): 1903