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Tune ID#3332 (Whistler at the Wake)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Whistler at the Wake about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMrch 2 (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):
Whistler at the Wake, The / Whistler at the Wake / The Scenic Road / Packie Duignan's Jig / Jim Droney's / Haunted House (2nd in set The Vincent Broderick Selection on CDrny 3; 2nd in set Brian Rooney's on JCt 5) (also in C) (composed by Vincent Broderick)
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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).
~198710#1
[JJCasey] John Joe Casey. The Tiermaclane Fancy. John Joe Casey (concertina).
~199517#2
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~19978#1
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
~19991#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~20057#2
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (guitar).
~20059#1
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: (C pipes), (fiddle).
200610#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: nine flute players (flute).
~20061#2
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Beanie (fiddle).
20094#2
[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).
20142#1
[CtlnCrn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Caitlín Ciarán. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy from Portlaw
BRny 1, JCt 5, LBCK
Haunted House
CDrny 3
Battering Ram
CrnrHs 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Flail
CDrny 3, MMrch 2, CtlnCrn
Fasten the Leg in Her
NMllgn 2
Humours of Glynn
MulcFam2
Road to Garrison
JCt 5
An Buachaill Dreoite
LBCK

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 #46 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #58 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 15 of [VB1] Vincent Broderick. Traditional Irish Flute Solos. The Turoe Stone Collection. Volume 1. [available]
As jig #147 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): 1974