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Tune ID#1815 (Wallop the Spot)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wallop the Spot about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wallop the Spot / Spot the Wallop / Spot the Wollop (also with 4 or 2 parts; compare distantly some of the parts of Wallop the Potlid; compare 1st part with 1st part of Mountcollins Jig #3802)
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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).
~19911#2
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19942#1
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Colm O'Donnell (flute), Tommie Finn (banjo).
~199510#2
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~19977#2
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
~20004#2
[MotS 3] Monks of the Screw Trio. Brathar na nÓl. Paudy Scully (flute), Dan Curtain [Curtin] (fiddle), Tim Browne (fiddle).
~20038#1
[NCrg 3] North Cregg. Summer at My Feet. Ciarán Coughlan (piano, harmonium), Fiona Kelleher (vocals), Christy Leahy (accordion), Martin Leahy (drums, percussion), Paul Meehan (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Caoimhín Vallely (fiddle, piano). For this tune: Paul (banjo).
~200614#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
~200916#2
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20129#3
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cliffs of Moher
TKn
Old Man Dillon
KC 1
Maid on the Green
SHernon
Sullivan's
MotS 3
Return to Burton Road
LmKlly
Port Chúil Aodha
PDArcy
Played beforeOn Albums
Clancy's Jig
SndCmC
Larry's Delight
NCrg 3
Tom Billy's
HB 3

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 #1087 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #281 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 68 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #77 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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