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Tune ID#312 (Chief O'Neill's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chief O'Neill'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 (2nd time through) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Chief O'Neill's Favorite / Chief O'Neill's Favourite / Chief O Neill's Favorite / O'Neill's Favorite / Chief O'Neil's Favourite / Chief O'Neill's Fancy / Chief O'Neill's No. 1 / Chief O'Neill's / Chief O'Neills / ONiell's / Flowers of Ardigne / The Flowers of Adrigole (2nd in set Rights of Man Selection on CrssCl)
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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).
~19552.5#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Willie Clancy (pipes), Michael Gorman (fiddle).
~195910#2
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
~19596#2
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
~19612.15#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: ensemble including Eddie (flute).
197323#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~199110#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
~19945#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. PJ Hernon (accordion), Donal Hernon (fiddle).
19976#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~199715#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
199912#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
200313#1
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
~20045#2
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
200612#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~20092#2
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dunphy's Hornpipe
AIC2, AIC1
Stage
PG 2
Sherwood Forest
SndCmC
Champion
OAces
Rights of Man
CrssCl
Honeysuckle
DLyn
Mullingar Races
PoNY
Played beforeOn Albums
Kitty's Wedding
CSmth, TCB 4
Mullingar Races
EMlny
Cuckoo
OAces
Byrne's Hornpipe
TMcCrthy
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
PoNY

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 #1556 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #806 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #204 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 164 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #34 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 66 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 21 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As hp #28 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 77 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #91 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 200 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #10 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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