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Tune ID#2933 (Mrs. Kenny's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mrs. Kenny's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Waltz48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mrs. Kenny's / Mrs Kenny's / Mrs Kenny's Waltz / Mrs. Kenny / Mrs Kenney / Mrs Kennys / Mrs. Kinney's / Miss Kenny's / Men of the West
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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).
~194413#1
[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
~197111#2
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
197619#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Johnny Duffy (fiddle).
~19936#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
19984#1
[CFF 2] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître / Soïg Siberil. Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Soïg Siberil (guitar).
~19997#1
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~20052.8#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Time Waltz
BC 3
Seamus McManus
Shskn 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Gentle Maiden
MC 2
Gowden Locks
CFF 2
Marian's Favourite
JOH 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.
On page 144 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As waltz #2 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As waltz #7 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As misc #24 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1934