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Tune ID#2955 (Shrove Tuesday)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Shrove Tuesday about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MCnnlly (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Shrove Tuesday / Paddy O'Brien's / Cornphíopa Phádraig Uí Bhriain / O'Brien's / The Munroe Gardiner (also in G) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
19863#1
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle).
~199010#2
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~199515#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
~20023#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Elkes Festival
DMa
Played beforeOn Albums
Dapper's Delight
MCnnlly
Madam If You Please
MMR 1
Danganella Hornpipe
JFtg

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1986