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Tune ID#460 (Larry O'Gaff)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Larry O'Gaff about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Larry O'Gaff / Larry O Gaff / Daniel O'Connell / Dónall Ó Conaill / Daniel O'Connell's / The Duke's Delight / Bundle and Go / Bantry Bay / Here's to the Creature / The Duke's Delight / Bundle and Go / Bantry Bay / Here's to the Creature / Making Babies by Steam (mislabeled in book Ba as New Century) (also in G or A) (the difference in the second parts between this tune and Larry O'Gaff #1097 is not big, but consistent)
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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).
19205#2
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
19269#1
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. O'Leary's Irish Minstrels: Joseph S. O'Leary, other musicians unknown.
19731#3 (4:02)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
~197711#2
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19785#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (G melodeon).
~19798#1
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
~19861.5#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
~19932#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
~199615#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~19974#1
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
19999#3
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
20002.16#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. thirty-three fiddlers (fiddle).
20022#2
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
201311#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion).

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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 #869 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #870 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #128 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #117 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 22 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On page 164 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As jig #364 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #69 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #31 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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