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Tune ID#4492 (High Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of High Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FVlly 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
High Jig, The / High Jig / An Port Ard / Mo Ghrá Thú (the last title being the composer's intended title) (also in E; also low part first, which was the composer's intention, but he did play it high part first sometimes, according to correspondence with his daughter Angela Crotty in January 2024) (compare high part with 1st part of Sail-Maker's Wife #5583) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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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).
19793#2
[FVlly 1] Fintan Vallely. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Fintan Vallely (flute).
~20012#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
20027#2
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
~20024#1
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina), (pipes).
~20072#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
~200917#1
[PCrbry] Peter Carberry. Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford. Peter Carberry (accordion, banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar), with Róisín Carberry (accordion), Shaunagh Carberry (fiddle), Angelina Carberry (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy in London
FVlly 1
Scully Casey's
KCrhn
Kinnegad Slashers
HB 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Connie the Soldier
KCrhn, PCrbry
Girl from the Big House
CaBrdg

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 #34 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 87 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 87 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 145 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 145 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 20 of [JCrehan] Angela Crotty. Martin Junior Crehan. Musical Compositions and Memories. 1908-1998. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1959