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Tune ID#1060 (Kitty's Wedding)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kitty's Wedding about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KHe (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kitty's Wedding / Bainis Chití / Kittys Wedding / Smith's Delight / The Hauling Home (for 6th figure of The West Kerry Set on JRSLCB 2)
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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).
197811#2
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
~198514#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: Maggie Healy (whistle), Johnny Henry (fiddle), Verona Ryan (fiddle).
~19933#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~19973#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Brian McAteer (fiddle).
~199818#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~19999#2
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon).
20016#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20021.6#2
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
200313#2
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
200612#2
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
20138#2
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Home Ruler
NHTL, CBt, JOH 1, PHCB, MSCB
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
CSmth, TCB 4
Plains of Boyle
JCnly 1
Cronin's Hornpipe
KHe
Good-Natured Man
MMcHugh
Played beforeOn Albums
Fort of Kincora
JRSLCB 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 #1602 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #846 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #220 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 175 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 27 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #284 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #81 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 207 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #32 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