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Tune ID#2043 (Welcome Home Gráinne)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Welcome Home Gráinne 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 HH (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Welcome Home Gráinne / Fáilte Abhaile roimh Ghráinne / Grania's Welcome Home / Johnny the Jumper / Langstrom's Pony (2nd in set Welcome Home Gráinne on DByrn; 1st in set Welcome Home on Lu 4; 2nd in set Grania's Welcome Home in book NF) (also in B) (two noticeably different settings included here: compare the A HH setting with 1st and 3rd parts of Mooncoin #1337 compare the PMcG 1 setting as strathspey #4768)
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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).
19888#1
[A HH] Altan. Horse with a Heart. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
~19922#2
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~199311#3
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~19966#2 (0:47)
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon).
20022#1
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~201314#2
[BHughes] Brian Hughes. The Beat of the Breath. Brian Hughes (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hare in the Corn
PMcG 1
Snug in the Blanket
SnugBl
[untitled]
DByrn
Tar Road to Sligo
BHughes
Played beforeOn Albums
Con McGinley's
A HH
Welcome Home Grainne
DByrn
I Have a House of My Own with a Chimney Built on Top of It
Lu 4
Drakes of Kildare
BHughes

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 #1107 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #297 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 74 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 86 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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