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Tune ID#249 (Burke's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Burke'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 FR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Burke's / Burke's Jig / Charlie Mulvihill's / Charlie Mulvihill's Jig / Connie O'Connell's Jig / Connie O'Connell's / Lad O'Beirne's / Coughlan's / Port Uí Chochláin / The Short Road / Matt Molloy's Jig / Shannonaire's Jig / The Silver Vale
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
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[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Crawford (flute).
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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 #42 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #79 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #3 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As jig #4 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As tune #26 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 78 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 129 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #16 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #166 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1974