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Tune ID#1611 (Pretty Maggie Morrissey)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pretty Maggie Morrissey about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pretty Maggie Morrissey / Pretty Maggie Morrissy / Hennessey's / Hennessy's Hornpipe / O'Neill's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Uí Néill / O'Neill's / Wexford / Wexford Hornpipe / The Wexford Hornpipe / Ciumhais na Móna / Ciumhais na Mona (2nd in set McKenna's Farewell on HG; as Name unknown on OMT) (also in A) (compare McCahill's #6459)
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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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[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien, Derrane.
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[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes).
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[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion).
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[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
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[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass).
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[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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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 #1707 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 121 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #182 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #77 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 199 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 22 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #83 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #92 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen 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): 1903