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Tune ID#3777 (Tom Billy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tom Billy's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MotS 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tom Billy's / Denis Murphy's Quirky Fling (also in D: also labeled as a barndance; compare 1st part with 1st part of Maggie Pickens #1179)
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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).
~199512#2
[MotS 2] Monks of the Screw. Brathar na nÓl. Timmy O'Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), Tim Browne (fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin), John Drew (mandocello), Dan Curtin (fiddle, feet), Timmy O'Shea (guitar, vocals).
~20113#1
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (hardanger fiddle), (F flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Thadelo's
MotS 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Jimmy Doyle's Polka
DdBzz

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): 1995