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Tune ID#1644 (Rambling Pitchfork)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rambling Pitchfork about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MBP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rambling Pitchfork, The / Rambling Pitchfork / An Píce Fánach / The Fisherman's Widow / Baxter's Jig / Baxter's Big / Roland's Return / Ógánaigh na Naprún / The Friendly Neighbour (for 2nd figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7; 1st in Morrinson's Jig Set on AMacN 1, where the set is mislabeled as Mary Bergins Hornpipe; 1st in set The Ravine on KCB 6) (also as single jig: Lambert's Jig) (compare Tommy Potts's adaptation #5672)
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cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19212.9#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19232.5#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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19263#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Edward Mullaney (pipes), Patrick Stack (fiddle).
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193119#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players.
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~19471.2#2
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
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~196915#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle).
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~19758#2
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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19774#2
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~19789#2
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes). For this tune: Glackin (fiddle).
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~198014#1
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
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198725#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~19928#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
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19931.5#1
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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~19949#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Peter Horan (flute).
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199521#2
[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), Tim Kearns (fiddle).
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~199611#2
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
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~1996B.2#3
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
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19994#1
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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200213#3
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
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~200210#1
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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20037#1
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
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~20038#2
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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~20046#2
[OMcD] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with John C. (fiddle).
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~200511#2
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).
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~200711#1
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals).
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~200716#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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~200812#2
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
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~20086#4
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
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~200810#2
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar). For this tune: Michael Craven (melodeon).
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~201110#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
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201311#3
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (flute).
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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 #931 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #163 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #92 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #22 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 43 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #7 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 56 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #45 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 106 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As jig #25 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 176 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #108 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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