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Tune ID#917 (James Gannon's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of James Gannon's 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 ?
Barn dance32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
James Gannon's / Jamesy Gannon's / Gannon's / James Cannon's Barndance / The Chaffpool Post / Shannon Waves / Michael Coleman's (1st in set James Gannon's on MC; as Untitled on RtHaMtD; 1st in set Barn Dance Medley on OTUS1; 1st in set Jamesy Gannon's Barn Dances on CLnn 1; 1st in set Jamesy Gannon's on NNC 1)

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
19271.8#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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193224#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle).
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19341#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Louis E. Quinn and His Shamrock Minstrels: Louis E. Quinn (fiddle), James O'Beirne (fiddle).
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~194816#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Erin's Pride Orchestra.
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~197310#2
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
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199112#1
[BBow 3] Buttons and Bows. Grace Notes - Nótaí Maise. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).
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~199410#2
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo). For this tune: (banjo, fiddle).
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~199924#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. PJ Hernon (accordion), with Maria Lynn McHugh (piano).
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~20008#1
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
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20017#1
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~20026#1
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
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~20078#1
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (concertina).
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~20103#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

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that sound very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927