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Tune ID#2671 (Jolly Seven)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jolly Seven about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jolly Seven, The / An Seachtar Súgach / Cavan Reel / Miss Percy's Reel (also both parts doubled; setting on KCB 1 is in E Dorian, both parts singled; parts reversed in O'Neill books) (compare Maid in the Cherry Tree #1185 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Laurel Tree #3672)
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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).
~195810#3
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
~19818#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~20051#1
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordion). For this tune: 1st time Joanie Madden (flute).
~20113#3
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dairy Maid
KCB 1
Cloonagroe Reel
FlgMem
Played beforeOn Albums
McGettrick's
KOS
Tom Moyland's Frolic
CTL 11

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 #1466 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #697 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 144 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 104 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #163 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #559 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): 1903