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Tune ID#3068 (Fox on the Prowl)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fox on the Prowl about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PJHrn 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fox on the Prowl, The / An Sionnach ar a Sheilg / Josie McDermott's Reel (composed by Vincent Broderick)
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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).
~197811#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: Marcus Hernon (Eb flute).
~199514#2
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~19969#2
[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
200017#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute), Mary (accordion).
20001.10#3
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. thirty-three fiddlers (fiddle).
200811#1
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Patrick's Night
CDrny 3
Fair-Haired Boy
LoStBand
Honeymoon
LaL
Played beforeOn Albums
Crock of Gold
PJHrn 1, NtDay
Liffey Banks
MMR 3

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 29 of [VB1] Vincent Broderick. Traditional Irish Flute Solos. The Turoe Stone Collection. Volume 1. [available]
As reel #23 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): 1978