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Tune ID#406 (Craig's Pipes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Craig's Pipes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Craig's Pipes / Creig's Pipes / Cregg's Pipes / Creg's Pipes / Creggs Pipes / [misspelled as:] Cregg's P. Pes / Kregg's Pipes / Gregg's Pipes / Greig's Pipes / Grieg's Pipes / Píopaí Greig / Larry O'Gaff / Connolly's Reel / Kerry Huntsman / The Kerry Huntsman / The Manchester (2nd in set Craig's Pipes on LinL; 3rd in set Cape Clear on McP BHB; 2nd in set Pachelbel Reels on RT 1; 3rd in set Mind the Dresser on KCB 5; 1st in set Cregg's Pipes on Lu 4 and Lu 7; 3rd in set Mountain Top on AcrPond; 2nd in set Walpoles Pipes on ECoy 1) (also with 4 parts, also 1st part doubled; the 5-part setting included here from multiple sources could be considered a distinct tune, possibly tracing back to the OTUS2 source of that setting) (compare 1st part with 2nd part of Greig's Pipes #6302; compare 2nd part with 1st part of Kiss Your Partner #1051 and with 1st part of Ballintra Lass #5959)
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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).
192918#1
197510#2
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals).
19752#2
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
~19812.7#2
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
~198915#3
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
19909#2
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
19911.4#3
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast. (A whistle).
19922.1#2
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
19926#3
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano).
19942.1#3
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: with Des (fiddle).
~19954#2
[RT 1] Reeltime. Reeltime. Máirin Fahy (fiddle, vocals), Éilís Egan (accordion), Chris Kelly (guitar), Benny Hayes (piano, keyboards, ukelele, vocals).
19962#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).
~199718#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. John McSherry (pipes).
~19973#3
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~199811#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
19991#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
~199911#3
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
20005#3
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
20017#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
200114#2
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (flute).
20021#1
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass). For this tune: 1st time Kevin (flute), 2nd time Seán (fiddle).
~20026#3
[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).
~20029#2
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin). For this tune: with Michael McGoldrick (Eb flute).
~20021#3
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle).
~20035#2
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute), with Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~20031.6#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Kevin Crawford (Bb flute).
~200313#1
[Lu 7] Lúnasa. The Story So Far .... Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes), John McSherry (pipes), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Paul Meehan (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Kevin Crawford (flute), 2nd time Seán Smyth (fiddle).

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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 #26 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #96 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 169 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #6 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As 11 (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #4 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 12 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As reel #24 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 18 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #48 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1929