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Tune ID#3402 (Cock and the Hen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cock and the Hen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Drv 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABF# Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cock and the Hen, The / The Drogheda Slip Jig / Cathal McConnell's / Denis Ryan's / Northern Jig / The Whinny Hills of Leitrim (2nd in set The Drogheda March & Slip Jig on LFinger; 2nd in The Ash Plant Set on Drv 2; 2nd in set Slip Jigs on Drv 4; as Gan Ainm on JCnly 2) (also in B)
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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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[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: Joe (low whistle).
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[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
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[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
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[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
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[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
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[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon), with Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
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[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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[Lu 2] Lúnasa. Otherworld. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, viola), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Donogh Hennessy (guitar).
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[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Claire Mann (flute).
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[Cms 1] Comas. Comas. Sylvain Barou (flute, pipes), Aidan Burke (fiddle), Philip Masure (guitar, cittern, vocals), Jackie Moran (bodhrán, percussion).
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[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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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 #252 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 44 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #55 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As slipjig #14 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As slipjig #51 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): 1927