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Tune ID#3812 (Bold Thady Quill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bold Thady Quill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DH 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bold Thady Quill / Bould Thady Quill / The Bould Thady Quill / Bold Teddy Quill's Jig (also in A) (1st part on BRny 1 with an odd meter but same total length) (barely but consistently different - especially at start of 2nd part - from Kitty Come Over #404) (compare as song #7198)
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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).
199517#2
~199610#2
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
~19995#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~20012.20#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Caoimhín Ó Sé (Eb flute).
200316#2
[TBrwne] Tim Browne. Mutiny in the County. Tim Browne (fiddle, vocals, bouzouki).
20141.5#1
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: Isaac (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ned of the Hill
KMKerry
Bridget McRory
DH 1
Westering Home
BRny 1
Bould Thady Quill
TBrwne
Played beforeOn Albums
Kerfunten Jig
TBrwne
Farewell to Lisheen
WFO 2
Headwood Crossing
Yanks 2

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