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Tune ID#2507 (Tailor's Thimble)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tailor's Thimble about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tailor's Thimble, The / Tailor's Thimble / Méaracán an Táilliúra / Méarachán an Táilliúra / Tommy Morrison's / Tom Morrison's (also in D or E, also in Mixolydian, also doubled) (compare Peeler Boland's #3052)
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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).
19292#1
19291.1#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: with James Morrison (fiddle).
192916#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle), John McKenna (flute).
19622.16#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (C# flute).
~198110#2
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
~199112#2
[Fisherst] Fisherstreet. Out in the Night. John McMahon (concertina, pipes), Seamus McMahon (fiddle, flute), Dermot Lernihan (accordion), Noreen O'Donoghue (harp, keyboards, piano), Frank Cullen (mandola, mandolin), Maurice Coyle (guitar).
~19934#3
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~199926#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Paddy Ryan (fiddle), with Jim Corry (piano).
~20013#2
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
200215#2
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~200211#3
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
~200310#2
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute), with Karen Ryan (fiddle).
~200618#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
200916#3
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: with Mick Mulcrone (flute), Quentin Cooper (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lass of Carracastle
DD 4, FG 6
Sandy Grant's
Fisherst
Boy in the Gap
SnugBl
Old Woman of the House
HB 2
Old Maids of Galway
Tda 1
Coachman's Whip
MMlvy
Doonagore
DPss 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Red-Haired Lass
WW 2, JMcK, BtB, JV, MtRd, MMlvy
Sheehan's
DD 4
Mick O'Connor's
Fisherst
Pigtown
DCB 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 #125 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As reel #585 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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1929