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Tune ID#1396 (Tommy Mulhair's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Mulhair's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMd 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):
Tommy Mulhair's / Tommy Mulhairs Jig / Tommy Mulhaire's / Tom Mulhair's / Mulhaires / Mulcaire's / Port Tommy Mulhaire / Port Uí Mhaoilchéire / Castletown Connors / Muintir Uí Chonchúir Bhaile an Chaisleáin / O'Connell's Welcome to Parliament / Fáilte roimh Ó Conaill sa bParlaimint / The House in the Glen / Carolan's Fancy / [presumably mislabeled on JW 1 as:] Ned Coleman's Jig (also in B) (setting in CRE 2 is considerably unusual) (composed by Tommy Mulhair)
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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).
~19787#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion), with Marcus Hernon (flute).
~19862.6#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Gerry Bevan (fiddle).
~19933#2
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Joe Madden (accordion).
~19942#2
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo). For this tune: (banjo).
199519#2
199513#1
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Hervé Cantal (flute).
~199510#1
[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (B row of accordion).
~199512#3
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion, concertina).
20001.4#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Nóra Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Áine Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Felim Ó Raghallaigh (flute), Micheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
200211#1
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
201210#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
~20125#2
[MORDOM] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O' Mahony. As It Happened. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina), Danny O' Mahony (accordion).
~20125#1
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).
~20142#1
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Idle Road
JMd 1
Kitty Come Over
JCt 1
Whelan's Old Sow
KMKerry
Kiltimagh Jig
JW 1
Eddie Moloney's
MORDOM
Played beforeOn Albums
Eddie Kelly's
PJHrn 1, LaL
Port Chúil Aodha
RtH
Ned Coleman's
JMd 1
Kitty Come Over
FSOD
East at Glendart
JsMrsh 2
Old Joe's
AJK
Josie's Visit
JKn 7
Father Quinn's
MiMulc
Condon's Frolics
NnNCsd

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 #62 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #6 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1967