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Tune ID#1053 (Kitty Come Down to Limerick)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kitty Come Down to Limerick about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ItS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig24ABCG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kitty Come Down to Limerick / Kitty Come Down from Limerick / A Cháit, Tar Anuas go Luimneach / Will You Come Down to Limerick? / Will You Come down to Limerick / Follow Me Down to Limerick / Tar Liom go Luimneach / The Munster Gimlet / Jimmy Powers' Favorite (also in A or D, also in G Major, also without 3rd part) (2 settings included here)
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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).
~191919#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19594#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19734#1
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes).
~197615#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle).
~1981B.6#2
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198126#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19888#1
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~19902#2
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19915#1
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
19946#1
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~19973#2
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina).
~19982#1
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~200414#2
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
~200510#2
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
20075#2
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute). For this tune: (C flute).
~200712#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~200711#1
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20115#3
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle), (Bb whistle).
~201316#2
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).
~20136#1
[DPower 3] David Power. The Eighteen Moloney. David Power (B pipes).

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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 #1121 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1122 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #415 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #58 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #46 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 80 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 99 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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