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Tune ID#1567 (Peg Ryan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Peg Ryan'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 Ch 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Peg Ryan's / Peggy Ryan's Fancy / A Kerry Polka / Kerry Polka / Kerry no. 1 / Kerry Polka I / Egan's / Ying-Tong (1st in set Three Kerry Polkas on Ch 5; 3rd in set 3 Polkas on MMulv 2; for 4th figure of The West Kerry Set on JRSLCB 2; 4th in set The Wet Ones on ECoy 1) (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).
~19753#1
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time Michael Tubridy (concertina).
~19862.6#3
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle). For this tune: with Donie (flute).
~199816#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~200214#4
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin). For this tune: with Ethna Coyne (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Top of Maol
MMulv 2
Choice Wife
ECoy 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Murroe
Ch 5
Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka
JRSLCB 2
Red-Haired Boy
ECoy 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 #77 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 134 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #21 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As polka #3 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 38 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #94 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 232 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As polka #31 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #63 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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): 1974