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Tune ID#512 (Dinky's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dinky'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 A HH (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABB'A Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dinky's / Dinkies / Dinkie Dorrian's / Dinkey Dorian (3rd in set Dinkie's on Fdl 2) (also in D) (composed by Dinky Dorrian according to A HH and books M and M2, or by Francie 'Dearg' Ó Beirn according to Fdl 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).
19852.2#2
[DD 6] Dé Danann. Anthem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, viola, piano), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Martin O'Connor (accordion), Johnny McDonagh (bodhrán), Mary Bergin (whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Mary Black (vocals), Dolores Keane (vocals).
198812#2
[A HH] Altan. Horse with a Heart. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
19984#2
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Jim Eagan (fiddle).
~200912#3
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).
20134#2
[Currach] The Currach. Fair Play to You. Daithi Wolfe (fiddle, vocals), Darl Ridgely (bodhrán, bones, guitar, vocals), Josh Perkins (guitar, concertina, vocals), Steve Honer (flute), Bill O'Donoghue (guitar, mandolin, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maids of Tullyknockbrine
DD 6
Paddy's Trip to Scotland
A HH
Crooked Road to Dublin
JWh 6
Staten Island
Fdl 2
Full Rigged Ship
Currach
Played beforeOn Albums
Shetland Fiddler
A HH
Mrs. Carolan's
JWh 6
Dublin Reel
Currach

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.
On page 14 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 22-23 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #62 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): 1985