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Tune ID#1585 (Pipe on the Hob)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pipe on the Hob 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 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pipe on the Hob, The / Pipe on the Hob #1 / The Pipe on the Hob No. 2 / Pipe in the Hob / Píobaire na nGríosach / Píobaire na Gríosaigh / Píobaire na Gríosaí / Piper of the Embers / The Piper of the Embers (also in E) (compare Rambling Pitchfork #1645)
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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).
19402#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
19542.2#2
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy (accordion).
~195911#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19679#1
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
19775#1
[BB 3] The Bothy Band. Out of the Wind into the Sun. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán, synthesizer), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar). For this tune: opens with Paddy Keenan (pipes).
~197717#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
19787#1
[BB 4] The Bothy Band. After Hours. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards, bodhrán), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, keyboards). For this tune: 1st 2 times Paddy Keenan (pipes).
19981#1
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
20013#2
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~200216#2
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
200311#2
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
20049#1
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~20093#1
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes), (fiddle).
20122#2
[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
Lark on the Strand
BnkShn
Lark in the Morning
FDys
Jackson's Morning Brush
RBPOL 2
Gallagher's Frolics
CSmth
Green Fields of Woodford
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Hag at the Churn
BB 3, BB 4, CSmth
An Buachaillín Buí
SE 6, DubMMe
Bride's Favourite
LR 2
Down the Back Lane
SE 4
Katie Farrell's
LMlltt 1
Banish Misfortune
TP 9
Up Leitrim
Yanks 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 #705 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #9 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #5 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #1 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 18 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 218 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As jig #50 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #47 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 103 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 174-175 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #101 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): 1903