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Tune ID#2119 (Loftus Jones)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Loftus Jones about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IT 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Loftus Jones (also in A) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan)
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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).
~19787#1
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
~19781.17#1
~19806#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
19866#1
[PS 1] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
19955#1
[JMd 2] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, percussion). For this tune: (flute), with Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
200411#2
[CFF 4] Celtic Fiddle Festival. Play on. . .. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), André Brunet (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle). For this tune: Kevin Burke (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
O'Carolan's Concerto
CFF 4

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 #64 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
As ocar #8 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): 1978