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Tune ID#1025 (Killavil Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Killavil 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 MBP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Killavil Jig, The / The Killavil / Killavil Jig / Killavel Jig / Kilavel Jig / The Kilavel Jig / Killavil / Kilavil / Trip to Killavil / Trip to Killavill / Trip to Killavel / Around Killaville / Round Kilavelle / Port Shligigh (1st in The Killavill Set, also spelled The Kilavill Set on Drv 3; 1st in set Killavil Jigs on Drv 4; mislabeled as Dr. O'Neal on JWh 8)
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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).
~196933#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Paddy Ryan (fiddle).
~19716#1
~197215#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
197713#2
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
~19947#1
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: with PJ Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199611#1
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: 1st time Liam Kelly (flute).
~199610#2
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
19979#1
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
19972.21#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Liam Kelly (flute).
19972#1
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~199717#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Breandan O'Hare (flute).
~19986#1
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
~19985#1
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
19992#1
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
~199922#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Paddy Ryan (fiddle), with Jim Corry (piano).
~19999#1
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion). For this tune: with Frankie McCormick (banjo).
~200013#2
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
200115#1
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20021.7#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. John Creaven (flute).
~200312#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20032.18#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Thomas Bernard Ryan (flute).
~20083#1
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Paul McSherry (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Brendan Tonra's
MtRd, WFO 2
Scotsman over the Border
MBP
Slatted House
SBw
Mist on the Meadow
CBt
Sidewalks of New York
LLses 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Lilting Banshee
JKn 4, KHe
Chicago
Drv 3, Drv 4
Miller's Maggot
JCrv, WFO 2
Coach Road to Sligo
ST BST
Father Quinn's
BHCMoher
Have a Drink with Me
MMcNmr 1
Legacy
OAces
Maid on the Green
CBt
Pipe on the Hob
Cian
Doctor O'Neill
JWh 8
Paddy Fahy's
PF
Navvy on the Line
JCt 4
Lost Ring
TndUp

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 #51 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #47 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #38 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As jig #89 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 92 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As jig #14 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 153 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #65 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #109 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): 1963