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Tune ID#3305 (Charlie Hunter's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Charlie Hunter's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MV (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):
Charlie Hunter's Jig / Charlie Hunter's / Charlie Hunter (1st in The Kinvara Set on MV; 1st in set Cape Breton Jigs on MMM) (composed by Bobby McLeod) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
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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).
~19885#2
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano).
~19918#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: with Máirtín O'Connor (accordion).
~199111#1
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
~19922#1
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Breda Smyth (whistle).
20004#1
[MnMcG] Manus McGuire. Saffron and Blue. Manus McGuire (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maho Snaps
Boys 14
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
MV, MMM
Mouse in the Cupboard
Boys 14
King's Favourite
GOC 1
Willie Jamieson's Delight
MnMcG

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 jig #53 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1988