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Tune ID#46 (Ace and Deuce of Pipering)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ace and Deuce of Pipering about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Set danceG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ace and Deuce of Pipering, The / The Ace and Deuce of Piping / The Ace & Deuce of Pipering / hAon sa Dó na Píobaireachta / The Ace and Deuce (2nd in set The Ace and Deuce of Piping on SE 6) (also in C) (compare #6633)
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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).
19388#1
19408#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~197114#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
~19733#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~19759#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: with John Keenan (banjo)..
~19778#1 (2:10)
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
198510#1
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion). For this tune: Noel Hill (concertina).
20022.5#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Keenan (pipes), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
20034#1
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
20116#1
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass). For this tune: Mat Walklate (harmonica).
~20159#1
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ace and Deuce of Pipering
SE 6
Played beforeOn Albums
King of the Fairies
MG
Rodney's Glory
BC 3
Dunphy's Hornpipe
KCThtr
Broken Pledge
HDvls 2
Sarah Kelly's
OMcD 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 #1781 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #956 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #185 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #30 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 224 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As setd #8 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #1 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): 1903