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Tune ID#1334 (Monaghan Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Monaghan Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCDDE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Monaghan Jig, The / Monaghan Jig / The Monaghan / Monaghan / Monahan / Port Mhuineacháin / The Clay Pipe / Cock Up Your Chin, Billy (also without 4th part)
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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).
~19041.1#1
19212.12#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
192119#1
193722#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band.
~19735#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~197711#1
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19782.5#1
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Mick (flute).
~197913#1
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
19944#1
[SS 2] Sharon Shannon. Out the Gap. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
~19966#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
~20018#2
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~20025#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doyle (guitar).
~20045#2
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
200815#2
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
~20088#1
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: with Séamus Tansey (flute).
20099#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~20108#1
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Blackbird
JCt 3
East at Glendart
JCnly 3
Banish Misfortune
RBys 3
Mac's Fancy
JDr 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Hinchy's Delight
IDM 2
Larry O'Gaff
AM
Nora Crionna
MB 1
Dunmore Lasses
SS 2
Connie O'Connell's
SWlsh 3
Mother's Delight
JCt 3
Ship in Full Sail
TP 8
Richard Brennan's
TDeM
Kilmovee Jig
GMrphy

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 #1033 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #245 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As jig #16 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 58 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 20 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 98 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #75 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 166 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #78 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