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Tune ID#1526 (Paddy Taylor's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Taylor'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 JK 1 (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 Taylor's / Paddy Taylors No. 2 / Paddy Taylor's Jig / [The Banks of the Shannon] (2nd in set Paddy Taylor's Jigs on SC) (composed by Paddy Taylor)
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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).
~197012#2
~19891.2#1
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
19965#2
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
19981#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~199913#2
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: with Tommy McCarthy Senior (concertina), Marion McCarthy (pipes), Bernadette McCarthy (fiddle), Tommy McCarthy Junior (fiddle).
~20005#2
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mary (accordion), Dónal (guitar).
~20051#3
[CTrsh] Ciaran Tourish. Down the Line. Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle, whistle).
~20082#3
[Snchrd] Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond, Dáithí Sproule. Seanchairde. Old Friends. Dermy Diamond (fiddle), Tara Diamond aka Tara Bingham (flute), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Taylor's
SC, JqMcC
Cordal Jig
CTrsh, Snchrd
Statia Donnelly's
FD 1
High Part of the Road
Chlr 1
Cailleach an Airgid
MMR 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Cailleach an Airgid
JK 1

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 #5 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #23 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #100 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): 1968