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Tune ID#4645 (Only for Barney)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Only for Barney about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 5 (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):
Only for Barney (1st in set The Small Girl on MSHtn 1) (composed by Josephine Keegan, according to MSHtn 1, or by Paddy O'Brien, according to PMcGl 2)
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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).
19989#2
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Aoife O'Connor (concertina), members of Turas: Liam O'Connor (fiddle), Ronan Ryan (flute), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo).
~200312#1
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
201113#2
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20142#2
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Eimear (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mick Quinn's
JKn 5
Second Victory
PMcGl 2
Mary Shore
SWlsh 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist-Covered Mountain
JKn 5
Small Girl
MSHtn 1
Cock and the Hen
PMcGl 2
Swallow's Nest
SWlsh 5

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998