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Tune ID#1002 (Jolly Tinker)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jolly Tinker about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Whr (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40ABCDDD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jolly Tinker, The / The Yellow Tinker / Johnny Doherty's Yellow Tinker / The Tinker's Occupation (2nd in set The Jolly Tinker on MOC 1) (also 4th part singled) (compare Jolly Tinker #1003)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197812#2
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~19791#2
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
~19959#2
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
~20018#2
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20111#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dowd's No. 9
LC 1
Jolly Tinker
MOC 1
Doctor Gilbert
Whr
Luachrachán
Beg 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Brian Ó Láimhín
PO 4

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As reel #800 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1978