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Tune ID#3039 (Jer O'Connell's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jer O'Connell'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 SCAC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jer O'Connell's / Jer O'Connell's Polka / West Limerick / Matt Teehan's 2 (1st in set Polkas on JReidy 3; 1st in set Mighty Session Hi! on ADB; 2nd in set The Green Cottage Polkas on CTL 5) (compare O'Sullivan's Fancy #2197, especially 2nd part) (composed by Matt Teehan)
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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).
~19811.2#1
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19954#1
~19966#2
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar).
199710#1
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
199712#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
~19985#1
[MDOSe] Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. Ó Chicago go Carrachán. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: with John Browne (banjo), Caoimhín Ó Sé (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Green Cottage
CTL 5
Tom Morrison's
SCAC
Played beforeOn Albums
Gallope
JReidy 3
Jimmy Doyle's Polka
ADB
Tom's Tavern
CTL 5
Riding on a Load of Hay
OAces
Din Tarrant's
MDOSe

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 #215 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1981