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Tune ID#1991 (Barney Brallaghan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Barney Brallaghan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AMPR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Barney Brallaghan / Mrs. Barney Brallaghan / Barney Bralligan / Barney Brannigan / Bearnaí Ó Brannagáin / Barney Brannigan's / Barney Brannigans / Judy Branagan / 'Twas on a Windy Night / Blewitt's Jig / Blewitt's (compare as 2-part hop-jig #7362)
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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).
19323#2
~19764#1
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
19785#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
~199314#1
[MR 4] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
~19977#1
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~199910#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: 1st time Brendan, then with Billy.
~200713#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rocky Road to Dublin
FidDel
Played beforeOn Albums
Ride a Mile
AMPR, EOD, MMrch 1
Skin the Peelers
MR 4
Rocky Road to Dublin
Hmdgr

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 #1145 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #429 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #259 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 83 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 217 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As tune #74 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session 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