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Tune ID#3827 (Full Rigged Ship)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Full Rigged Ship about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Full Rigged Ship, The (compare 1st part with 1st part of Jim Donoghue's Favourite #3713 and with 1st part of Scottish tune My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing #6663) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Shetland music.]
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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).
~19781.5#1
[Boys 7] Boys of the Lough. Wish You Were Here. Highlands and Islands Tour. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
20024#1
[BBg 3] Brendan Begley. It Could Be a Good Night Yet! Oíche go Maidean. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich/Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C#/D accordion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Tom Billy's
BBg 3

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): 1978