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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1552 (Pat Ward's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pat Ward'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 SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pat Ward's / Pat Ward's Jig / The Highlander's Kneebuckle / Búcla Glúine an Híleantóra / Leather Buttons / A Galway Reel (also as fling and reel, also in G) (compare jig Pathway to the Well #1553)
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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).
19713#1
~19737#2
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19929#1
[FireAfl] Matt Molloy, Seán Keane, Liam O'Flynn. The Fire Aflame. Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
199412#2
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
~20064#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20072#2
[OMcA] Oisín McAuley. Far from the Hills of Donegal. Oisín McAuley (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with Ronan Browne (pipes).
~20146#2
[Cran 5] Cran. Dally and Stray. Seán Corcoran (vocals, mandocello), Desi Wilkinson (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ask My Father
SE 2, OMcA, Cran 5
Louden's Bonnie Braes
MvC 1
Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair
JasCt
Played beforeOn Albums
Dusty Miller
FireAfl
Mountain Top
MvC 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 #1543 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #30 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #136 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #58 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #29 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 160 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As sgjig #23 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1903