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Tune ID#1787 (Smoky Chimney)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Smoky Chimney about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Smoky Chimney, The / The Smokey Chimney / An Simléar Toiteach (also with 2 more parts, as on SC; the 4th part is the same as the 2nd part of Kitty O'Shea #2293)
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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).
199613#1
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
19961#1
[TF] Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Daithi Sproule. A Thousand Farewells. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Christine Dowling (flute, vocals), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~200810#2
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Murphy's
RossBr
Played beforeOn Albums
Rose of Drishane
SC
Frisco
TF

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 #1635 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 182 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #49 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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