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Tune ID#1300 (Orphan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Orphan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BMc 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Orphan, The / An Dílleachta / Miss Casey's / Miss Casey's Jig / Miss Casey / Mrs. Casey's (mislabeled as Sean Ryan's in one place in the printed matter for KClns 1) (also in G Dorian or A Major) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Denis Cooney's #4826)
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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).
~19765#2
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~19782.3#1
[Oisn 2] Oisín. Bealoideas. Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Brian McDonagh (guitar, mandolin), Mick Davis (fiddle, vocals).
~19815#2
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion).
~198411#1
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~198411#3
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
20019#2
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20021#2
[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).
20068#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). For this tune: Mark Donlan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~20092#1
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~200911#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rosemary Lane
KClns 1
Eddie Kelly's
BMc 1
Mist-Covered Mountain
KB UC
Paddy Taylor's
JCrv
Maguire's Kick
BBg 3
Haunted House
TCB 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Tobin's Favorite
Oisn 2
Mist-Covered Mountain
KB UC
Stolen Purse
KB UC
Muiris Ó Dálaigh
BBg 3
Kitty Come Over
JWynn 2
Clancy's Jig
LmKlly

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 #1094 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #56 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 69 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #95 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 50 of [L] Alan's private loose music.
As jig #93 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #77 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As jig #79 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