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Tune ID#1621 (Quarrelsome Piper)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Quarrelsome Piper about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDr 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Hornpipe32G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Quarrelsome Piper, The / Williams' Hornpipe
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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).
19946#2
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
199913#2
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Liverpool Hornpipe
JDr 1
Sliabh na mBan
GCJR
Played beforeOn Albums
Real Thing
JDr 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 #1563 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #814 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #97 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 166 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #228 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As hp #25 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].

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