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Tune ID#1496 (Paddy Clancy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Clancy'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 CC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Clancy's / Paddy Clancy's Jig / Peadar Clancy's / Ah! Surely / The Thrush in the Meadow / Coleman's Favourite / Biddy McGhee / Jackson's / Fond of the Ladies / A Health to the Ladies / An Irishman's Heart to the Ladies / To the Ladies / An Irishman's Love / The Frolicksome Dame / Sweet Biddy Daly / Buttermilk Mary / The Mountain Road / The Mountainy Boy / The Night of the Wedding / Over the Callows / The Móinín Jig / The Queenstown Jig / Pat Beirne's Favourite / O'Mahony's (also in G)
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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).
19305#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Bart Henry's [Batt Henry] Traditional Quartet Orchestra.
19749#2
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted. For this tune: Tommy.
19758#2
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals).
197810#2
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar).
19941.6#1
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: with Chris (mandolin).
~199519#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
~199710#1
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
~20086#2
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~201213#1
[MORDOM] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O' Mahony. As It Happened. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina), Danny O' Mahony (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tar Road to Sligo
BB 1, BB 6
Jackson's Jig
CC
Sligo Indians
TDeM
Played beforeOn Albums
Maid on the Green
IDM 1
Boys of the Town
CC
Scatter the Mud
BPower
Statia Donnelly's
MMR 1
Mist on the Meadow
KHe
Redican's Jig
TDeM
Tom Busby's
MORDOM

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 #38 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 43 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
On page 30 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #85 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 101 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As jig #19 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 172 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #96 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #88 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1930