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Tune ID#1381 (Music for a Found Harmonium)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece32ABCDD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Music for a Found Harmonium / Tune for a Found Harmonium / The Track for the Craic (mislabeled on SS 1 as Queen of the West) (also in Eb) (composed by Simon Jeffes of Penguin Café Orchestra)
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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).
~19901#1
[PS 3] Patrick Street. Irish Times. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Andy Irvine (vocals, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki), Gerry O'Beirne (vocals, guitar), James Kelly (fiddle), Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle, keyboards), Jackie Daly (accordion), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards).
~19901.18#1
~19913#2
[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
19929#1
[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time John McGann (guitar).
199810#1
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
200815#2
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).
~201212#1
[Socks 1] Socks in the Frying Pan. Socks in the Frying Pan. Shane Hayes (accordion), Fiachra Hayes (fiddle, banjo), Aodán Coyne (guitar, vocals). For this tune: with a number of other musicians.

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Retour des Hirondelles
SS 1
Golden Stud
LRCB
Played beforeOn Albums
P Joe's Pecurious Pachelbel Special
LRCB

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 misc #2 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): 1990