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Tune ID#1930 (Tommy Hill's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Hill'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 MC (low part) (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):
Tommy Hill's Favourite / Tommy Hill's / Tommy Hills / Tom Hill's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Thomáis a Chnoic / Tom of the Hill / Susan Harris (2nd in set Tommy Hills' Favourite on MC) (usually with high part as intro, otherwise with reversed parts)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19272.21#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19571.12#2
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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~198012#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
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~19909#2
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 124 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #212 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As hp #18 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As hp #17 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): 1927