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Tune ID#276 (Cape Breton Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cape Breton Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cape Breton Favourite / The Cape Breton Favourite / Johnny Wilmoths (2nd in set The Bellevue on KCB 6) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Cape Breton music.]
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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).
19939#1
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time 1st half Tommy Basker (harmonica), then with O'Keeffe.
~200212#2
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
New Rigged Ship
KCB 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Whiskey Jig
MOK
Captain White's
KCB 6

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 slide #46 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): 1993