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Tune ID#3361 (Billy McCormick)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Billy McCormick about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DH 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Billy McCormick / Billy McCormick's / Billy McCormick's Jig / Billy McCormack's / Port Liam Mhic Cormaic / Port Bhilí Mhic Cormaic / Paddy Cronin's Jig / Paddy Cronin's / New Lesson / Tumbling Down Tady's Acre /Ryan's / Julia McMahon (3rd in set Paddy Cronin's on CODnl 1)
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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).
~19962#2
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
~19967#2
[PS 5] Patrick Street. Cornerboys. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin), Ged Foley (guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes).
~19982#3
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~199910#3
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Seamus O'Donnell (flute).
~20052#1
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
~20092#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
20117#2
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
~201310#2
[BHughes] Brian Hughes. The Beat of the Breath. Brian Hughes (whistle).
20157#2
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).
201510#1
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute). For this tune: with Mikie O'Gorman (fiddle), Ciarán O'Sullivan (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Farewell to Ballinahulla
CODnl 1, LKPD
Portarlington Jig
PS 5
Mountcollins Jig
DH 1
Willie Johnston's
LN 2
Brendan Tonra's
LmKlly
Haunted House
JigUp
Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part
BHughes
Played beforeOn Albums
Munster Buttermilk
PS 5
An Seanduine Dóite
MulcFam2
Battering Ram
JigUp
Troy's Wedding
BHughes
Anthony Frawley's
LKPD
Kilkenny Jig
BOLCG

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 #341 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #7 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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): 1907