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Tune ID#3713 (Jim Donoghue's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jim Donoghue's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ST KCF (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):
Jim Donoghue's Favourite / Jim Donoghue's Jig (2nd in set Jim Donoghue's Jigs on ST KCF) (compare Rakes of Kildare #1638; compare 1st part with 1st part of Shetland tune Full Rigged Ship #3827 and with 1st part of Scottish tune My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing #6663)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19763#2
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
~197934#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Jim Donoghue (C whistle).
~20102#1
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Trip to Athlone
ST KCF, CmA 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of the Town
CGJS 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1976