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Tune ID#5025 (A Draught of Ale)

Transcription of first 2 bars of A Draught of Ale about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MotS 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
A Draught of Ale / The Priest's Leap / Red Stockings / Saddle the Pony (compare 1st part with 1st part of Clark's Favorite in book FT, included here) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Saddle the Pony #1714)
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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).
~19952#1
[MotS 2] Monks of the Screw. Brathar na nÓl. Timmy O'Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), Tim Browne (fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin), John Drew (mandocello), Dan Curtin (fiddle, feet), Timmy O'Shea (guitar, vocals).
~20021#1
[PS 8] Patrick Street. Street Life. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Eddie Kelly's Jig No. 1
MotS 2
Boys of the Town
PS 8

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 #774 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #781 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #156 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #59 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #21 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
On page 23 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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