Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1203 (Mama's Pet)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mama's Pet / Mamma's Pet / Peata Mamaí
/ Mother's Pet / Downing's Reel / Timothy Downing / The First House in Connaught (2nd in set Paddy Ryan's Dream on MC; 3rd in The Humours of Lissadell Set on PttW) (compare Timothy Downing in books 1850 and Krsn, included here; compare mainly the 1st part of Mama's Pet #4872
; compare this 1st part with 1st parts of Solus Lillis #2912
, Dr. Taylor #3786
, John Doherty's #2676
, and Jim Conroy's Reel #939
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Harry McGowan (flute), Mick Loftus (flute), with Jim Corry (piano).
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #1334 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #106 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. |
|As tune #34 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|On page 121 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
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