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Tune ID#3737 (Sport of the Chase)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sport of the Chase about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LAC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Slip jigG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sport of the Chase, The / Sport of Chase / Joys of the Chase / Ceol na Seilge / New Claret (3rd in set Sport of Chase on TOCAM) (various settings with various numbers of parts)
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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).
~199412#2
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle).
200215#2
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
~200510#3
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Is the Big Man Within?
SRn 2
Tipperary Hills
LAC
Dusty Miller
TOCAM

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 #118 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #75 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].

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