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Tune ID#3316 (Mrs. O'Sullivan's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mrs. O'Sullivan'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 JW 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBB Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mrs. O'Sullivan's Jig / I Ne'er Shall Wean Her / I Ne'er Shall Wein Her / Ní Choiscfidh mé choíche den Deol í / Ni choiscfidh me choiche choiche den Deol i (2nd in set Tenpenny Bit on Drv 5; 1st in set Maids in the Kitchen on Lu 5) (also in A or E)
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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).
19869#1
[PS 1] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Arty McGlynn.
~19993#2
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals).
~20015#2
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (concertina).
200211#3
[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, vocals).
200310#1
[Lu 5] Lúnasa. The Kinnitty Sessions. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
~20071#1
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tenpenny Bit
Drv 5
Humours of Kill Clougher
JW 2
Palm Sunday
Sld 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Calliope House
PS 1
Scully Casey's
Drv 5
[Chloe's Passion]
Lu 5

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 #30 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #9 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1967