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Tune ID#3043 (Hungry Rocks)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hungry Rocks about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GCJR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hungry Rocks, The / Hungry Rock (2nd in set Joe Ryan's Jigs on GCJR)
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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).
19993#2
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).
~200616#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
~20087#2
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Kate (flute), Jode (fiddle).
20123#3
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rosemary Lane
GCJR
Paddy Fahy's
DCB 1
Australian Waters
HiBs 1
Old Tipperary
JKn 7
Played beforeOn Albums
An Buachaillín Bán
GCJR
House in the Glen
DCB 1
Port Chúil Aodha
HiBs 1

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): 1999