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Tune ID#3652 (Scartaglen Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scartaglen 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 SatG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Scartaglen Jig, The / The Scartaglen / Scartaglen / Scarta Glen / Tom Billy's (2nd in set Micho Russell's Jigs on StryGoes) (also in G) (also as slide)
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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).
~196916#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~19886#2
[KSG] Kevin and Séamus Glackin. Na Saighneáin. Northern Lights. Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Séamus Glackin (fiddle).
19961#1
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals).
~20062.14#5
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Tim Britton (flute).
~20113#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
~20121#1
[LeChle] Séamus Begley and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Together. Le Chéile. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bank of Turf
SatG, WFO 3
Gallowglass
KSG
Mickey Callaghan's Jig
StryGoes
Played beforeOn Albums
Hunter's Purse
Dnu 1
Dusty Miller
StryGoes
Trasna na dTonnta
LeChle

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 #131 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): 1969