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Tune ID#3259 (Jockey at the Fair)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jockey at the Fair about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Set dance44G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jockey at the Fair, The / Jockey to the Fair / The Jockey to the Fair / Jockey thro the Fair
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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).
19276#1
193619#1
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19788#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).

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 #1796 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #969 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #277 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 223 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #15 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