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Tune ID#1018 (Kerry Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kerry Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kerry Jig, The / An Port Ciarraíoch / Rowesome's (2nd in set The Ballintore Fancy on BB 2, mislabeled as Farewell to Erin on some reissues) (also as reel)
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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).
~19592#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (pipes).
19764#2
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
~19962#2
~20014#1
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low F whistle).
~20097#1
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).
~201312#1
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (F flute), with Sean Gavin (F flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled]
BB 2
Garryduff Cross
TrsCl
Played beforeOn Albums
Ballintore Fancy
LR 2, BB 2, JoeMcK
Old Torn Petticoat
HB 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 #991 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #36 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #7 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #171 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As sgjig #15 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1907