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Tune ID#1708 (Rosie Finn's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rosie Finn's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rosie Finn's Favourite / Rosie Finn's Favorite / Biddy the Darling / Martin Wynne's (1st in set The Kid on the Mountain on BB 2, mislabeled as The Ballintore Fancy on some reissues; 1st in set Two Jigs on BB 6) (also in D or C, also described as a barndance) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Biddy the Darling #3739)
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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).
197610#1
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
19762#1
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
197810#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 time Matt Molloy (flute).
~19861.4#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
~201114#2
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: John (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Echoes of Killarney
MMulv 2
East at Glendart
JCtBRn
Played beforeOn Albums
Seán Buí
BB 2, BB 6, BB 4
Wheels of the World
JCtBRn

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 #86 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As slide #28 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #93 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1974