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Tune ID#2552 (Hughie Travers')

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hughie Travers' about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BgCn (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):
Hughie Travers' / Hugh Traver's / Hughie Travers' Jig / Port Aodh Uí Threabhair / Hughie Travers Jig / Pat McMahon's Jig / Port Phat Mhic Mhathúna (1st in set Tomaisín a' Rí on BgCn; for 5th figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7; 1st in Hughie Travers' Jig & Reel Selection on KHys 2; 1st in set Travers on FullSt 3) (also in G or A) (compare original as reel #1965; this jig version by Stockton's Wing)
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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).
~19969#1
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~19968#2
[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~1996B.5#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
19972#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
~199816#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
200110#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
200712#1
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Peter Laban (C pipes), Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Josephine Marsh (accordion).
~20099#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Louise (C pipes), Michelle (fiddle).
~201114#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
~20166#1
[FullSt 3] FullSet. Notes between the Lines. Janine Redmond (accordion), Marianne Knight (flute, vocals), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle, backing vocals), Michael Harrison (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Andrew Meaney (guitar), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, percussion, backing vocals). For this tune: 1st time Janine (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Collins' Jig
LoStBand
Played beforeOn Albums
Tomaisín a' Rí
MISD 7, BgCn
Travers' Reel
KHys 1, KHys 2
Haunted House
LoStBand
Cat in the Corner
SCAC
Frost Is All Over
MulcFam3
Brodie Kierce's
Bua 3
Seanamhac Tube Station
FullSt 3

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 jig #327 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #51 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1996