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Tune ID#926 (Jenny's Chickens)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jenny's Chickens 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 ?
Reel24ABCB Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jenny's Chickens / Jennie's Chickens / Sicíní Jenny / Sicíní Shinéad / Sicíní Shinéid / Jock and Jill / Sleepy Maggie (2nd in set On Horseback on EI 2) (also in E or A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Killoran's Reel #6023)

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
19342.15#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19591.24#2
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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19682.7#3
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
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197311#2
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~197311#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19774#2
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
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~19777#2
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~19796#3
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
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~19812#3
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~19892.1#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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199016#2
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. James Kelly (fiddle).
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~199114#3
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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~199313#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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199512#2
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
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19951#2
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion).
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19951.9#2
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
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~199710#3
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
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199812#3
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
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19982#2
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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20003#3
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
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200615#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
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~20071#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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~200815#2
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (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 #18 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #13 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 32 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 54 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #148 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): 1934