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Tune ID#2194 (Girl from the Big House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Girl from the Big House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOS 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Girl from the Big House, The / The Girl of the House / Girl of the House / Cailín an Tí Mhóir / Robbie Hannon's Jig (2nd in set Robbie Hannan's Jigs on JOS 1 and GL1) (compare Girl of the Big House #720)
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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).
~19872#2
[JOS 1] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Invasion. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
~19907#3
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~19976#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
20016#1
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
~20024#2
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina), (pipes).
~20053#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Peter Carberry (accordion).
20122#3
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (D pipes).
20129#1
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Isaac (pipes).
~20122#1
[Rlta 1] Réalta. Open the Door for Three. Conor Lamb (pipes, whistle), Deirdre Galway (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Aaron O'Hagan (pipes, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Up and About in the Morning
JOS 1, GL1
Connie the SoldierDMa
High Jig
CaBrdg
High Part of the Road
PDArcy
Played beforeOn Albums
Trá na mBan
LYK 1
Sunnyside Jig
CaBrdg
Dawn Chorus
ACrby 1
Boys of Tandragee
Yanks 1
Tom Busby's
Rlta 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1987