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Tune ID#1712 (P.J. Moloney's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of P.J. Moloney's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TDMI (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):
P.J. Moloney's / P.J. Moloney's Hornpipe / P.J. Maloney's / Sean Ryan's Hornpipe / Sean Ryan's Favourite / Sean Ryans 'C' / Ryan's / Paddy O'Brien's / O'Brien's Hornpipe / Fallon's Hornpipe (composed by Seán Ryan)
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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).
~195837#2
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
~1974A.6#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Seamus (flute).
~19968#2
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
~199612#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~20023#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Passing Cloud
TDMI
Dunphy's Hornpipe
ST ES
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
JB 4
Miss Galvin's
BRny 2

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.
On page 121 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #75 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #24 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #84 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 19 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [available]
As tune #272 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1958