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Tune ID#367 (Little Katey Kearney)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Little Katey Kearney about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CCssdy (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Highland16ABA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Little Katey Kearney / Little Katie Kearney / The Lazy Dog / The Canamine Highland / Con Cassidy's Highland (as reel in the O'Neill book sources included here) (compare Denis Murphy's #7019 and Pig in a Poke #7056 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Athol Brose #2700)
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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).
~19833#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
19883#1
[A HH] Altan. Horse with a Heart. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
~200710#3
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Ryan's Dream
ATrgs 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Watchmaker
A HH
Leslie's Reel
ATrgs 1

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 #1537 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #753 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 158 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 107 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 155 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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): 1903