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Tune ID#1009 (Julia Clifford's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Julia Clifford'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 BBg 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Julia Clifford's / Julia Clifford / Julia's Norwegian Polka / Sixpenny Bit / Jimmy Meehan's / Tommy Reck's (also in C)
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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).
~19481#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Erin's Pride Orchestra: Tommy Caulfield (fiddle), Ed Reavy (fiddle), Al Payne (tenor saxophone), Peter Pelzar (piano accordion), Jimmy McDade (banjo).
198714#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~19879#3
[BBg 1] Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich. Seana Choirce. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (C#/D accordion).
~19935#1
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~201011#3
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).
~20136#2
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute), with Sean Gavin (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Come to the Fair
RtHaMtD
Barren Rocks of Aden
BBg 1
Up and Away
DMeehan
Glen Cottage
MoMad
Scartaglen Polka
HB 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Barren Rocks of Aden
RtHaMtD
Jenny Lind's Polka
MB 2

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 tune #306 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As polka #52 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): 1927