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Tune ID#2351 (James Byrne's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of James Byrne'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 JByrne (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
James Byrne's / Paddy Hiúdaí's / The Leitrim Quickstep / The Periwig Jockey (2nd in set Paddy Hiúdaí's Jigs on JByrne; 3rd in set The Wedding Jig on A FTY; 2nd in set Mazurka & Jigs on ECoy 1) (also in G)
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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).
19901.2#1
[JByrne] James Byrne. The Road to Glenlough. James Byrne (fiddle).
19908#3
[A RC] Altan. The Red Crow. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki).
19904#3
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A RC.
~20023#2
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin). For this tune: (banjo), with Dermot Byrne (melodeon).
~20032#2
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
20049#2
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: with Davy Maguire (flute).
~20102#3
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar).
201413#3
[BrtEarly] Paddy O'Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule. Bright and Early. "Something to Crow About". Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Huidai Gallagher's March
A RC, A FTY
[untitled]
ECoy 1
Doodly, Doodly, Dank!
TapRT
Moll Roe
RogRd
John McKenna's
DShrdn 1
I Have a House of My Own with a Chimney Built on Top of It
BrtEarly
Played beforeOn Albums
Mickey Doherty's
A RC, A FTY
Huidai Gallagher's March
JByrne
Johnny O'Leary's
ECoy 1

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 #35 in [CRE 4] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 4. [available]
As slipjig #58 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1894