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Tune ID#268 (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 JDa 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Callaghan's / Callaghan's Hornpipe / O'Callaghan's / Tom Connor's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Thomáis Uí Chonchúir / The Widow Cantwell's Fancy / Widow Cantwell's Fancy / Killaloe Hornpipe / The Killaloe Hornpipe
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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).
19774#1
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina).
19936#3
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~20021#1
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
~20043#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
20105#1
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Spellan's Fiddle
MOK
Played beforeOn Albums
Joy of My Life
Tda 1
Down the Glen
TCllns 1
An Trí is a Rian
MCrJD 1

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 #1732 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #912 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 69 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #304 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 205 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 94 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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