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Tune ID#4363 (Light & Airy [Light and Airy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Light & Airy [Light and Airy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PS 4 (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):
Light & Airy [Light and Airy]/ Dick Sullivan's Favorite / Dick Sullivan's Favourite
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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).
~19935#1
[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).
~20075#1
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Gerry (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
All in Good Time
PS 4
Spotted Cow
PHGH 2

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 #1027 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #227 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 56 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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