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Tune ID#1208 (Man of the House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Man of the House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PCt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Man of the House, The / Fear a' Tí / Man of the House / The Man in the House / The Day I Met Tom Moylan / An Lá a casadh Tomás Ó Maoláin orm / Paddy Carthy's Reel / Carthy's / Tom Ginley's Fancy / Ginley's Fancy / Rogha Mhic Fhionnaile / McGinley's / Handsome Sally / The Ivy leaf / Old Tom / Sally Grant / Crossing The Shannon (also in D or B or A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Man of the House #5035)
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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).
~19752#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
19787#2
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~1981A.1#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198115#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19833#1
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (low D whistle).
~19912#1 (0:41)
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Noel (flute), joined for fast setting by Cathleen.
~19958#3
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
19973#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~19971#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Jason O'Rourke (concertina).
~19972#3
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time John Regan (accordion).
199810#2
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
~199811#2
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
~19998#1
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion).
20014#2
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
~20011#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
20021.14#2
200211#3
[BBg 3] Brendan Begley. It Could Be a Good Night Yet! Oíche go Maidean. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich/Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~20023#2
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~20033#2
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
~20083#2
[BMc 2] Billy McComiskey. Outside the Box. Billy McComiskey (accordion).
~200910#2
[SBJM 2] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Éirí Go Lá. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar, electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals, accordion). For this tune: with Eoin Ó Beaglaoich (concertina).
~20106#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
20111#1
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
~201415#2
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).

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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 #1398 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #642 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #130 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 131 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #131 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #1 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #216 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 92 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 41 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #7 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 65 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #40 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #194 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #96 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): 1903