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Tune ID#1943 (Wishing Well)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wishing Well about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 8 (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):
Wishing Well, The / An Tobar Beannaithe / Tommy Peoples' (also in E) (compare 1st 2 parts with Jerry's Beaver Hat #930) (composed by Tommy Peoples)
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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).
~19857#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki), Dónal Lunny (bodhrán).
~1989A.5#1
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello).
~20094#1
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20145#1
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Ard Baithen
Bx
King of the Pipers
TP 8
Both Meat and Dhrink
JWynn 2
Gráinne's Jig
SWlsh 5

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1985