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Tune ID#387 (Cook in the Kitchen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cook in the Kitchen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TCB 3 (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):
Cook in the Kitchen, The / Cook in the Kitchen (mislabeled as Paidin O'Rafferty on MvC 2; 2nd in set Cook in the Kitchen on AcrPond) (also in D or F, also singled) (compare Strop the Razor #1846)
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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).
192311#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Flanagan Brothers.
19372.5#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute).
~194817#1
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19781.19#2
~199512#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: Robbie (B pipes).
19964#2
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums). For this tune: Martin Hayes (fiddle), Andrew MacNamara (accordion).
~19962#1
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion).
~199810#3
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
200111#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20022#2
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass). For this tune: with Jimmy Noonan (flute).
20056#2
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
~20132#1
[DPower 3] David Power. The Eighteen Moloney. David Power (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tatter Jack Walsh
TCB 3, BLch 2
Frieze Breeches
IDM 1
Richard Brennan's
SRyan C
Paddy O'Rafferty's Jig
MvC 2
Gander in the Pratie Hole
PHCB
Paddy Taylor's
AcrPond
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist on the Meadow
JMcK
Lannigan's Ball
IDM 1
Rakes of Kildare
LR 1
Wandering Minstrel
Whr
Katie's Fancy
JBrosnan
Old Joe's
AcrPond
Garrett Barry's
BLch 2
Jackson's Jig
DPower 3

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 #1042 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #252 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #105 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #5 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 59 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 9 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
As tune #53 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #25 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #189 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

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): 1903