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Tune ID#2904 (Little House under the Hill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Little House under the Hill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WmMully (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Little House under the Hill, The / The Last Bus to Drimnagh / Jink About (2nd in set Little House under the Hill on WmMully) (with additional part first, in O'Neill books)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19277#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
~19936#2
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gillan's Apples
WmMully
Ellis's Jig
JKn 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Holly Bush
JKn 3

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 #988 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #204 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 49 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903