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Tune ID#2642 (Top It Off)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Top It Off about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig32D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Top It Off / Cuir Barr Air/ An Dlaíog Mhullaigh / Dress Her Out in Fine Clothes / The Maid's Request / The Booley House Jig / The Connemara Jig (2nd in set Medley of Slip Jigs on PJConlon; 1st in set Top It Off on NNC 2) (note varying meters usuallly; also singled, entirely in regular meter) (compare 1st part with 1st part of reel Sunny Banks #1849)
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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).
19232.7#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
197115#1
197115#1
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
~19761#3
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
~199313#3
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
20033#1
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar).
~200714#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
~20102#1
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle).
~20132#2
[BHughes] Brian Hughes. The Beat of the Breath. Brian Hughes (whistle). For this tune: (A whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Michael Gorman's
PJConlon
Pigeon on the Gate
Ch 6
Pig That Wouldn't Sneeze
SnugBl
Boys of Ballisodare
BHughes
Played beforeOn Albums
Sunny Banks
Ch 6
Jig Gan Ainm
Dnu 4
Glen Road to Carrick
NNC 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.
As tune #1165 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #439 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #69 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 86 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903