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Tune ID#3720 (Hurry the Jug)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hurry the Jug about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BC 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Set danceE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hurry the Jug / Once on a Morning of Sweet Recreation (also in G)
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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).
~197513#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
197813#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
~19819#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: Caesar Pacifici (guitar).
200210#2
[GLPL 2] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. Dark of the Moon. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar, concertina). For this tune: (flute).
~200213#2
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20051.2#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Conor Byrne (flute).
~20096#2
[PCrbry] Peter Carberry. Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford. Peter Carberry (accordion, banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (accordion), with Angelina Carberry (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Slopes of Mount Storm
GLPL 2
Sheep in the Boat
PJCJC
Ahern's Egg
PCrbry
Played beforeOn Albums
Dark of the Moon
GLPL 2
Francie Dearg's
WFO 3

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 #971 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #95 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #12 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1907