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Tune ID#2606 (Con Cassidy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Con Cassidy'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 CCssdy (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Con Cassidy's / Con Ó Casaide / Con Cassidy's Jig / Con Casidy's (compare barndance Kitty in the Lane) (also in A)
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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).
~19812.4#2
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19811.3#2
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19834#1
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute). For this tune: Frankie (flute).
~19831#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
~19872#1
[JJCasey] John Joe Casey. The Tiermaclane Fancy. John Joe Casey (concertina).
~19916#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: with Séamus Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle).
20008#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
201111#1
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass). For this tune: Mat Walklate (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bank of Turf
Boys 9, Boys 15
Huidai Gallagher's March
PG 2
Mac's Fancy
DMeehan
Played beforeOn Albums
Wellington's Advance
CA
Irish Washerwoman
PG 2
[untitled]
HDvls 2

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.
On page 151 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As jig #22 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): 1977