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Tune ID#265 (Callaghan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Callaghan'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 POK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka48AABCBCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Callaghan's / O'Callaghan's / Pádraig O'Keeffe's / Padraig O'Keeffe's / Padraig O'Keefe's (2nd in set Ómós to the Fiddle Master Padraig O'Keefe on MHyDLd 1) (also 1st part singled or the 2nd 16-bar part singled)
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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).
19494#2
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
19762.1#1
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia (fiddle).
197610#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Julia Clifford (fiddle).
199610#2
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
~200012#2
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
200310#2
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle). For this tune: Denis (fiddle).
~20033#1
[NCrg 3] North Cregg. Summer at My Feet. Ciarán Coughlan (piano, harmonium), Fiona Kelleher (vocals), Christy Leahy (accordion), Martin Leahy (drums, percussion), Paul Meehan (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Caoimhín Vallely (fiddle, piano).
~20044#3
[JK 4] James Kelly. Melodic Journeys. James Kelly (fiddle).
201413#2
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).
201514#2
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute). For this tune: Colm (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
O'Sullivan's
POK, SC
John Clifford's
MHyDLd 1, BOLCG
Mimi and the New Generation #1
VCJL
Bill the Weaver's
JK 4
Happy Days Again
LfAllChk
Played beforeOn Albums
Going to the Well for Water
RtHaMtD
Ray's Classic
VCJL
Green Cottage
NCrg 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.
On page 33 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As polka #100 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): 1949