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Tune ID#1575 (Petticoat Loop)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Petticoat Loop about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PG 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Reel17A Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Petticoat Loop / John Doherty's / Ríl an Dochartaigh / The Humours of Ballyheigue (3rd in set Sean Maguire's on Trpsw; 3rd in set Cregg's Pipes on Lu 7) (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).
~19892.7#1
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
~19911#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
~200010#2
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
20021#3
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~200313#3
[Lu 7] Lúnasa. The Story So Far .... Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes), John McSherry (pipes), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Paul Meehan (guitar).
~20063#3
[Trpsw] John McSherry and Dónal O'Connor. Tripswitch. John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Dónal O'Connor (fiddle, keyboards).
20121#3
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Uist Reel
Lu 4, Lu 7
Sporting Paddy
PG 2
Janine's Reel
VCJL
Lománach CrossTrpsw
Mighty Keith O'Neill
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Butter and Peas
JK 1
McFarley's
PG 2
Bríd Harper's
VCJL
First Month of Spring
Trpsw

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 reel #575 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1989