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Tune ID#4357 (Bill the Weaver's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill the Weaver'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 RtHaMtD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bill the Weaver's / Bill the Weaver's (2) / Bill the Waiver's / Din Tarrant's / Din Tarrant's (1) / Lackagh Cross / Lacha Cross (3rd in set Walsh's Polkas on PS 4; 3rd in set Walsh's Medley on JLavelle; 1st in set Tarrant's Polkas in book IFMCK) (also in A Dorian, also reversed parts, in which case this is a B Dorian tune)
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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).
19762.8#2
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia (fiddle).
~197621#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~197614#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~19931#3
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals).
~200015#3
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
~20044#2
[JK 4] James Kelly. Melodic Journeys. James Kelly (fiddle).
~20045#1
[PdOCo] Paudie O Connor. Different State. Paudie O Connor (accordion).
20108#2
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Johnny Leary's
HmrLshn, RtHaMtD, RshMtn
Daly's Mill
PS 4, JLavelle
Scartaglen Polka
JK 4
Eileen's Polka
MCrJD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Callaghan's
JK 4
Bridgie Con Matt's
PdOCo

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.
On page 80 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #269 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #24 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [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): 1949