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Tune ID#2173 (Paddy in London)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy in London about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BBow 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy in London / The Four Courts (2nd in set Abbeyfeale Set on Drv 5; 2nd in set Headwood Crossing on TOCAM) (also without 2nd part)
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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).
198710#1
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).
~199910#2
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals).
~20014#1
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20025#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
~20053#2
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
~20149#3
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy from Portlaw
Drv 5
My Former Wife
TOCAM
Gaffney's Favourite Son
ACrby 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Katie's Fancy
BBow 2
Ceanngulla Slide
Drv 5
King of the Pipers
Beg 2
Maid in the Meadow
BRny 2
Headwood Crossing
TOCAM

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 #1040 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #250 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 60 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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