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Tune ID#2414 (Jimmy Duffy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Duffy'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 JCt 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Barn dance24AABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jimmy Duffy's / Eddie Duffy's / Tara Diamonds (2nd in set Jimmy Duffy's Barndances on DBDL; 2nd in set Jimmy Duffy's on JCt 2; 2nd in set Eddie Duffy's on CBt) (also 2nd part doubled)
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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).
~19891#2
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
~199615#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute). For this tune: (banjo, fiddle).
~199712#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Breandan O'Hare (F flute).
~20023#1
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20072#1
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
20154#2
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jimmy Duffy's
DBDL, JCt 2, CBt, LKPD
Played beforeOn Albums
Hayes' Favourite
PJCJC
Mick Carr's
ATrgs 1
If There Weren't Any Women in the World
LKPD

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): 1989