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Tune ID#913 (Jackson's No. 2)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jackson's No. 2 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40AABBCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jackson's No. 2 / Jackson's #2 / Jackson's / Ríl Mhic Shiacais / La Cosa Mulligan / John Doherty's (1st in set Jackson's on FG 1) (also without 3rd part) (composed by Tommy Peoples)

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
~19776#1
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
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~198418#1
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Phil Cunningham (piano accordion).
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~199113#3
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: with Gerry Doyle (fiddle).
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19976#1
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Seamus Egan (banjo).
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~19983#2
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~199914#2
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
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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 #163 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #37 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 35 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As reel #144 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): 1968