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Tune ID#1680 (Owen Hacket's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Owen Hacket's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Owen Hacket's Jig / The Road to Ballinakill / Port Patrick / Around Loughgill / Hoban's on 63rd (1st in set Swing Round to the Jigs on KCB 5) (the composer's own title is Tom Hackett's Dream according to an e-mail from Owen Hackett 25 Sept 2009, who provided the correct spelling of his name and reinforced that the contradictory composer claim on MMR 1 is spurious) (2nd part used as intro on Boh 4) (composed by Owen Hackett aka Owen Hacket, although album MMR 1 credits this tune to a Michael Rafferty)
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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).
~1980A.2#1
[Boys 8] Boys of the Lough. Regrouped. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar). For this tune: starts (mandolin).
~19951#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
~19975#1
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora CĂ©ili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~20041#2
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Callipygian
Boh 4
Played beforeOn Albums
King's Favourite
Boys 8
Barrel Rafferty's Jig
MMR 1
Rocking Chair
KCB 5
James McMahon's Favourite
Boh 4

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 jig #41 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1980