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Tune ID#2795 (Miss Monroe's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Monroe's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WFO 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Monroe's Jig / Mrs. Monroe's Jig / Miss Munroe's / King of the Jigs / The King Jig / The Kings Jig / John Blessing's Delight / Green Fields of Miltown (2nd in set Miss Monroe's Jig on WmMully; appears again at end of set on IDM 2) (also in A, also with 2 more parts, also singled) (compare Munster Jig #801 which is barely, but consistently, different in the 2nd bar of each part; note that the TP 8 source is more like #801 in the first part but like this tune in the 2nd part)
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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).
19279#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
193115#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Siamsa Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band.
~19851#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki).
199510#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
20052.3#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Mick Mulvey (flute).
~20125#2
[Rlta 1] Réalta. Open the Door for Three. Conor Lamb (pipes, whistle), Deirdre Galway (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Aaron O'Hagan (pipes, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackson's Bottle of Brandy
WmMully
Angry Peeler
WFO 3
Redhaired Hag
Rlta 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Tatter Jack Walsh
IDM 2
Return to Inis Mór
JDr 2
Australian Waters
TP 8
Up Leitrim
WFO 3
Do You Want Any More?
Rlta 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 #982 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #198 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #64 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 56 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #80 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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