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Tune ID#269 (Calliope House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Calliope House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 10 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Calliope House / [misspelled as:] Caliope House / Calliope Jig (also in D, also with high part as intro, or parts reversed) (composed by Dave Richardson aka D.L. Richardson)
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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).
~19831.1#1
[Boys 10] Boys of the Lough. Open Road. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
19869#2
[PS 1] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~198912#1
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~19952#3
[RT 1] Reeltime. Reeltime. Máirin Fahy (fiddle, vocals), Éilís Egan (accordion), Chris Kelly (guitar), Benny Hayes (piano, keyboards, ukelele, vocals).
200015#3
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mrs. O'Sullivan's Jig
PS 1
April's FoolRT 1
Rambler
ACB 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Gerry O'Connor's Jig in A
Boys 10
Wedding Reel
GdMxr

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 49 of [L] Alan's private loose music.
On page 78 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 128 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #165 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): 1983