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Tune ID#3308 (John McHugh's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John McHugh's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John McHugh's / McHugh's / [Kevin McHugh's No 3] (also in A) (2nd in set A Set of Single Jigs Learned from Kevin's Father - John's Grandfather on MMM; untitled on MtRd; 1st in The Adam and Eve Set on AtR 2)
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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).
~199215#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Kevin McHugh (fiddle), John McHugh (fiddle).
~199914#3
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Kevin McHugh (fiddle), John McHugh (fiddle).
~20011#1
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
~200310#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~200410#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).
~200516#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
~20077#2
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (C/G concertina), with Peadar O'Loughlin (fiddle).
20091#1
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
~20141#3
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tom Cawley's
MMM, MtRd
Páidín O'Rafferty [Paddy O'Rafferty]
MulcFam2
Spring in the Air
CMcN
Carraroe Jig
RBysFam
Played beforeOn Albums
Adam and Eve
AtR 2
Dinny Delaney's
JCt 4
Behind the Haystack
TCllns 1
Fog in the Bog
MulcFam2
Apples in Winter
LBCK

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): 1992