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Tune ID#381 (Connie O'Connell's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Connie O'Connell'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 JDSC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Connie O'Connell's / Connie O Connell's Jig / Con Ó Conaill / Michael Dwyer's Jig / Michael Dwyer's / Mick Dwyer's / Michael O'Dwyer's / The Two-and-Sixpenny Girl / The Two-and-Six-Penny Girl / The Two and Sixpenny Girl / Cailín na Leathchorónach / The Aherlow Jig / The Jolly Beggar / The Spirits of Whiskey / Ryan's Travels / The Money I Want / Quinn's Jig / The Three Little Drummers / Morrison's (2nd in set The Colliers' Set on CTL 8) (also in A) (compare Quinn's Jig #1630) (composed by Michael Dwyer, but only according to OMBFMO)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
[LCTM] Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire. Kiss Me Kate. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Tommy Maguire (accordion).
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Joe Ryan (fiddle), Eddie Clarke (harmonica).
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle).
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle).
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (flute), John (pipes).
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Sheridan's Guesthouse. Dave Sheridan (flute). For this tune: (flute), with Oliver Loughlin (piano accordion), Damien O'Brien (fiddle).
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Eimear Donnellan (concertina), Aisling Lyons (harp).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Seamus Ennis Jig
Tatter Jack Walsh
SRn 1
Monaghan Jig
SWlsh 3
Jocelyn's Tree
Lacey's Jig
King of the Pipers
DShrdn 1
Humours of Ballyloughlin
Played beforeOn Albums
Humours of Glynn
Tommy Maguire's #4
New House
JKn 3
Boys of the Town
Humours of Drinagh


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 #15 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #52 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #24 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #94 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1977