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Tune ID#4537 (Seamus Shannon's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seamus Shannon'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 Fisherst (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seamus Shannon's / Seamus Shannon's Jig (1st in set Jigs on JReidy 3; 1st in set Paddy Fahy's on Fisherst) (composed by Seamus Shannon)
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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).
~19812.2#3
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~19914#1
[Fisherst] Fisherstreet. Out in the Night. John McMahon (concertina, pipes), Seamus McMahon (fiddle, flute), Dermot Lernihan (accordion), Noreen O'Donoghue (harp, keyboards, piano), Frank Cullen (mandola, mandolin), Maurice Coyle (guitar).
~20022#3
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Leitrim Fancy
JReidy 3
Hag at the Churn
JFtg
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
Fisherst

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 jig #130 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1981