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Tune ID#2314 (Bridal Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bridal Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FBros (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bridal Jig, The / Bridal Jig / Beside the Bann / McPaddin's Favorite / Dinny O'Brien's / Port Dhonncha Uí Bhriain (2nd in set Fun at Hogan's on FBros)
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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).
192616#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Sullivan's Shamrock Band: Michael C. Hanafin (fiddle), Thomas Ryan (fiddle), Daniel J. Murphy (pipes), Daniel P. Moroney (whistle or fife).
192612#2 (1:58)
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
19388#2
~200110#1
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (accordion).
20063#2
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~20085#2
[OCHrn 1] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Doherty's Fancy
OTUS2, MMrch 2
Rory O'Moore
OTUS2
Luckpenny
OCHrn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Handsome Young Maids
JW 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 #310 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #31 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #311 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1907