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Tune ID#1013 (Katie's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Katie's Fancy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDJO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Katie's Fancy / Rogha Cháit / Kitty's Fancy / The Boys of Tralee / Chris Droney's / Paddy O'Brian (also in F, also without 3rd part)
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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).
~194825#2
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien.
198710#2
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).
~19962#2
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion).
~199614#2
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
20049#3
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~200512#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rose in the Heather
JDJO
Paddy in London
BBow 2
Cook in the Kitchen
JBrosnan
Carmel Gunning's
SWlsh 3
Banish Misfortune
TP 9
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Gavin's
SWlsh 3
Boys of the Town
CDrny 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 tune #762 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #46 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 81 of [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
On page 21 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #170 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): 1903