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Tune ID#2068 (Whole Chicken in the Soup)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Whole Chicken in the Soup about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB Pr (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Whole Chicken in the Soup, The / An Chearc ar fad is an tAnraith / The Hen and All Her Broth / Charming Lovely Nancy / Nancy Wants Her Own (2nd in set Up and About on Ch JG; as untitled Single Time on SDI 1) (also described as a single jig or fling) (compare 1st part wih 1st part of polka Munster Bank #2209 and with 1st part of fling Maggie Pickens #1179)
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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).
~19797#1
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
198615#2
[Ch JG] James Galway and the Chieftains. In Ireland. James Galway (flute, whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
19922.2#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~20004#2
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle). For this tune: Julie (viola or 5-string fiddle).
~201511#1
[RskaHll] Éamonn O'Riordan, Tony O'Connell. Rooska Hill. Éamonn O'Riordan (Eb flute), Tony O'Connell (C#/G# concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Clog
Ch JG
Bridgie Murphy's Slide
VCJL
Played beforeOn Albums
Bird in the Bush
KB Pr
She Hasn't the Thing She Thought She Had
Ch JG
Dinny Mescal's Slide
SDI 1
[untitled]
VCJL
Turn Hill
RskaHll

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 #239 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #63 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As slide #38 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): 1927