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Tune ID#3902 (Kit O'Connor's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kit O'Connor'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 TP 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kit O'Connor's / Kit O'Connor / Kit O'Connors / Kit O' Conners / My Love Is Fair and Handsome / Is Áláinn Aoibhinn Mo Ghrá (compare distantly with 1st 2 parts of McFadden's Handsome Daughter #1252)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19824#1
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~19984#3
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~200712#3
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
20098#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~201013#3
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: with Isaac Alderson (flute).
~20159#3
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Roscommon Reel
DAttic
Gerry Commane's
ATrgs 1
Tap the Barrel
JDr 6
Tie the Bonnet
GMrphy
Jackson's
AtMcGn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Cronin's
JDr 6

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 reel #114 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #376 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1982