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Tune ID#523 (Doctor O'Neill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Doctor O'Neill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AIC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig80AABBCCDDEED Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Doctor O'Neill / Doctor O'Neill's / Dr. O'Neill's / Dr O'Neill's / Dr O Neill / Dr. O'Neal / An Dochtúir Ó Néill / An Dr Ó Néill (1st in set Dr. O'Neil's on AcrPond; mislabeled as Killavel on JWh 8) (also in E)
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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).
~19042.3#1
~19596#1
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
~19595#1
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
196719#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle), Lucy Farr (fiddle), Andy Boyle (fiddle).
~19791#2
[BHIW] Dolores Keane & John Faulkner. Broken Hearted I'll Wander. Dolores Keane (vocals, concertina, flute ,whistle, hurdy gurdy, bodhrán), John Faulkner (vocals, guitar, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki).
~19798#1
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (mandolin).
19992#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
20001.15#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Pádraic Mac Mathúna (pipes), Dermie Diamand (fiddle).
~20027#1
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
200317#2
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
20119#1
[KRyan] Karen Ryan. The Coast Road. Karen Ryan (fiddle, banjo, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).
201413#1
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ploughboy
BHIW
Killavil Jig
JWh 8
Trip to Sligo
CSmth
Played beforeOn Albums
Battering Ram
PitS
Morrison's Jig
AcrPond
Tom Billy's
CSmth
Saddle the Pony
KRyan

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 #701 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #6 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 18 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #27 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