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Tune ID#3725 (Skin the Peelers)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Skin the Peelers about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MR 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Skin the Peelers / Skin the Peeler / The Peeler Jig / The Peeler's Jig / Beimíd Ag Ól / Óró, a Thaidhg, a Ghrá / Barney's Goat / Late Home at Night / Old Slip Jig (also as song, also reversed parts, also in G) (compare 2nd and 3rd parts of Butterfly #254)
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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).
~199314#2
[MR 4] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
~19939#1
[MR 7] Micho Russell. In Our Own Dear Land. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (C whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Barney Brallaghan
MR 4

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 #255 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #65 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [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): 1927