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Tune ID#3025 (Guiry's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Guiry's Favorite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Guiry's Favorite / Gurney's Fancy / The Cockled Old Man / The Ducks in the Oats / Ducks in the Oats / The Magpie in the Tree / Brian O'Lynn / Brian O'Lynn's / Bryan O'Lynn / John Mahinney's No. 2 / John Mahony's / John O Mahony's / Another Jig (2nd in set TTS1 "Splice Jigs" on Sld 1; 2nd in set Mickey's on Stpkt) (also in B, also with parts reversed) (compare Bryan O'Lynn #238)
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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).
19512.2#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
19762.3#1
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia (fiddle).
198615#1
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle). For this tune: with Maureen Glynn (fiddle).
~19903#1
[PS 3] Patrick Street. Irish Times. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Andy Irvine (vocals, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki), Gerry O'Beirne (vocals, guitar), James Kelly (fiddle), Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle, keyboards), Jackie Daly (accordion), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards). For this tune: 1st time Declan Masterson (pipes).
19996#2
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals).
200014#1
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Bb flute), with Martin Hayes (viola).
200011#1
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
20022#2
[Stpkt] Steampacket. Homecoming. Stephan Schneider (fiddle), Tina Fastje (fiddle), Claus Steinort (flute), Rolf Wagels (bodhrán), Andreas Lassak (guitar, bass).
20022.6#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
20107#2
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).
~201012#1
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lark in the Morning
Sld 1
Winnie Hayes's Jig
Stpkt
Kanturk Jig
MCrJD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Tenpenny Bit
HmrLshn
Mac's Fancy
MCnnlly
Woods of Old Limerick
PS 3
Headwood Crossing
Sld 1
Snug in the Blanket
KC 2
Willie Coleman's
MOR 1
Mickey Dan's
Stpkt
Jig for Jimmy
KCThtr
Farewell to Ballinahulla
MCrJD 1
Jack Coen's Jig
CYHCIt

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 #707 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #10 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #102 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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