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Tune ID#2918 (Green Fields of Woodford)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Green Fields of Woodford about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WU (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):
Green Fields of Woodford, The / Mol Kelly's Old Sow / Felix the Cat / Mike Rafferty's (3rd in set The Green Fields of Woodford on FullSt 2) (also in F or A) (credited to Mike Rafferty - presumably mistakenly - on MulcFam2)
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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).
~19591.23#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19936#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute). For this tune: Jack (flute).
~199310#1
200211#3
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
~20055#1
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
20075#2
[WTPO] Norah Rendell and Brian Miller. Wait There Pretty One. Norah Rendell (vocals, flute, whistle), Brian Miller (guitar).
~20072#1
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer). For this tune: after 1st time with Michael McGoldrick (flute).
20122#1
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Dan (accordion).
~20133#3
[FullSt 2] FullSet. Notes after Dark. Janine Redmond (accordion), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle), Michael Harrison (fiddle, snare drum), Teresa Hogan (vocals, flute), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, glockenspiel, percussion), Andrew Meaney (guitar, bass guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Joe's
AJK
Clancy's Jig
WTPO
Kevin Loughlin's Jig
FullSt 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Whelan's Sow
WU, GL1
Bímís ag Ól
MulcFam2
Seanamhac Tube Station
KB ABR
Pipe on the Hob
Yanks 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 jig #40 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1959