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Tune ID#2040 (Wedding Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wedding 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 A RC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wedding Jig, The / Port an Phósta (1st in set The Wedding Jig on A FTY)
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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).
19536#1
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle).
19908#1
[A RC] Altan. The Red Crow. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki).
19904#1
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A RC.
199116#1
~20017#2
[PGMOD] Paddy Glackin and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Reprise. Athchuairt. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals, keyboard). For this tune: with Máirtín O'Connor (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Australian Waters
PGMOD
Played beforeOn Albums
Huidai Gallagher's March
A RC, A FTY

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 jig #142 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1953