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Tune ID#3894 (Tenpenny Piece)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tenpenny Piece about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tenpenny Piece, The
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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).
19405#3
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~20033#1
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon).
~20062#1
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
20156#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Drops of Brandy
SE 6
Come Upstairs with Me
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
A Fig for a Kiss
SE 6
Peeler and the Goat
CarbQ 1
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Tda 3
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
CplySt

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): 1940