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Tune ID#929 (Jenny's Welcome to Charlie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jenny's Welcome to Charlie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel64AABBCCDDD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jenny's Welcome to Charlie / Jenny's Welcome to Charley / Fáilte Shinéad roimh Chathal / Jenny and the Weaver / Jennie and the Weaver / Jennie and the Weazel / The Highway to Holburn (also singled, also parts in varying orders, also without 3rd part) (compare The Long Note #3080 and Jenny Picking Cockles #924)

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
19395#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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~19612.8#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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19711#1
[DC1] The Drones and the Chanters. Irish Pipering. Séamus Ennis.
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~19714#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
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197324#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19768#2
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
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~19786#1
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes). For this tune: Glackin (fiddle)..
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~19875#1
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle). For this tune: Eileen (fiddle).
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200011#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
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~200210#1
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~20078#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
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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 #1456 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #687 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #261 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #144 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 142 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 124 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
As tune #45 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
On page 146 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #144 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #81 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 33 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 55 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #150 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #180 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): 1903