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Tune ID#2138 (Old Joe's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old Joe's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ItS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Old Joe's / Old Joe's Jig / Port Seán Seosamh / Port Sheain Sheosaima / Port Sheáin tSeosaimh / Port Sheain Sheosaimh / Joe's Jig / Old John's Jig / John Mahinney's No. 1 / John Mahinney's No 1 / The Footing of the Turf / The Gullane / The Old Bush Jig (3rd in set Cook in the Kitchen on AcrPond; 1st in set Tom Billys Jigs on GOC 3)
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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).
~19766#3
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (piccolo).
~197716#1
~19797#1
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (E whistle).
199714#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
200211#2
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
~20022#3
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass). For this tune: with Jimmy Noonan (flute).
~20042#1
[GOC 3] Gerry O'Connor. No Place Like Home. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, viola). For this tune: (banjo).
~20065#1
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Duncan (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Morrison's Jig
ItS
Paddy Taylor's
SCAC
Tommy Mulhair's
AJK
Cook in the Kitchen
AcrPond
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Tipperary
MB 1
Carraroe Jig
BICM
Green Fields of Woodford
AJK
Cordal Jig
GOC 3
Drops of Brandy
CrnrHs 2

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 #58 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #23 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 13 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #35 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 104 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 169 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #89 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): 1974