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Tune ID#1931 (Tommy Hunt's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Hunt's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tommy Hunt's Jig / Tommy Hunts / Humours of Ballisodare / The Colleen Bawn (compare distantly Robin Kelleher #5841 and Love and Whiskey #7539)
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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).
~19732#2
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute).
~199614#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Larry Reddigan (banjo).
~20022#2
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sonny's Mazurka
Ch 3
Boys of Ballisodare
CmA 1
Foxhunter's Jig
BCw 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
BCw 1

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 #56 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.

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): 1973