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Tune ID#209 (Boys of Tandragee)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Boys of Tandragee about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Arc 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Boys of Tandragee, The / Boys of Tandragee / The Boys of Tandernagee / The Rollicking Boys Around Tandragee / The Rollicking Boys around Tandaragee / The Rollicking Boys of Tandragee / Boys Of Tranderagee / Pat Burke's / Burke's Jig / Paddy McFadden / Paddy Mc Fadden / Over the Hills / Old Trad Jig (1st in set Hennessey's on Arc 1; as E Minor Jig on Dnu 1; for 1st figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7, although incomplete; 1st in set Jackie Dalys Jigs on KHys 1; 1st in set The Boys of Tandragee on Nms 2) (also in D or A, also as song) (setting on LeChle included here has a significantly divergent 2nd part; compare setting in D Mixolydian #3289; compare 1st part with 1st part of Over the Hills #1490 and with 1st part of Tandragee #6295)
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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).
~197313#1
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
~19911#1
[Arc 1] Arcady. After the Ball . . .. Jackie Daly (accordion), Frances Black (vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano/keyboards), Johnny McDonagh (percussion), Brendan Larrisey (fiddle, viola), Nicolas Quemenar (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals).
19923#3
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (accordion), Gerry (fiddle).
~199512#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: Jacqueline (concertina), Tommy McCarthy (concertina).
19969#1
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals).
~1996B.1#3
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~19966#1
[Nms 2] Nomos. Set You Free. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboards), Vince Milne (fiddle), Gerry McKee (bouzouki), Frank Torpey (bodhrán), John Spillane (vocals, guitar, bass guitar).
19986#2
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19982.2#1
20013#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
~20022.7#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Mark Roberts (flute).
~20041#1
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
20077#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle), Jeff (whistle).
200710#1
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
20098#1
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion).
~20098#2
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute). For this tune: with Dave Paton (concertina).
20129#2
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).
~20124#1
[LeChle] Séamus Begley and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Together. Le Chéile. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).
~20122#2
[MORDOM] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O' Mahony. As It Happened. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina), Danny O' Mahony (accordion).

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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 #99 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #235 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As jig #38 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #17 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #12 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