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Tune ID#1535 (Pádraig O'Keeffe's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pádraig O'Keeffe'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 MOK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pádraig O'Keeffe's / Padraig O' Keeffe's Polka / Padraig O'Keefe's Polka / John Clifford's / John Clifford's No. 1 / Johnny O'Leary's 1 / Brosna Slide No. 2 (1st in set Polkas on JBrosnan; 3rd in set The Cuas Polkas on Beg 1; 1st in set Dan O'Callaghan's on ACB 1; for 1st figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on JRSLCB 2) (also in D or G)
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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).
~19897#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
199310#1
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19963#1
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: with Tim Kerins (fiddle).
19977#3
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
19973#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
199811#2
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Connie O'Connell (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle).
~19981#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
20006#1
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
20029#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~20093#3
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cuas Polka
Beg 1
Derrygallen Bridge
CBnds
Jerome Burke's
JRSLCB 2
Gortantubrid
KClns 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Nell Fees
MOK, JBrosnan, SCAC, ACB 1
Scartaglen Polka
JOL 2
Babes in the Woods
Beg 1
Mountvara Bridge
CBnds
Munster Bank
JRSLCB 2

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 #109 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 48 of [L] Alan's private loose music.
As polka #78 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
On page 236 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As polka #30 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): 1989