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Tune ID#2340 (Andy De Jarlis)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Andy De Jarlis about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A IA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Andy De Jarlis / The Cape Breton Jig / Jerry Holland's (1st in set Andy de Jarlis on A FTY; 2nd in set I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her on Drv 2; 2nd in set I Buried Me Wife and Danced on Top of Her on Drv 4) (also in A) (composed by Mike McDougall) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Cape Breton music.]
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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).
19935#1
[A IA] Altan. Island Angel. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
19932#1
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A IA.
~19956#2
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
19972.7#2
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
Drv 2, Drv 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Ingonish
A IA, A FTY
Up Leitrim
Drv 2, Drv 4

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): 1993