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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3639 (Tom Billy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tom Billy'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 TnRadio (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tom Billy's / Tom Billy's Hornpipe / Tom Billys / Mike Sullivan's Hornpipe (compare 1st part with 1st part of set dance Madam Bonaparte #3692)
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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).
194912#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
19776#2
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19772#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~1991A.3#2
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki).
201512#1
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute). For this tune: with Ciarán O'Sullivan (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Behind the Ditch in Páirc Anna
JOL 1, RtHaMtD
Rose of Drishane
TnRadio
Cuckoo's Nest
MotS 1
Played beforeOn Albums
An tSean Bhean Bhocht
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 #78 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1949