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Tune ID#5310 (Quilty Fisherman)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Quilty Fisherman about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SWlsh 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Quilty Fisherman / Josephine Keegan's / Cornphíopa Josephine Keegan (also in G) (composed by Séamus Walshe, although BCB 2 credits this to Josephine Keegan)
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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).
~19812#1
[SWlsh 4] Séamus Walshe. Traditional Music of Ireland on Button Accordion. Séamus Walshe (accordion).
~19994#1
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
~19994#1
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Off to the Highlands
SWlsh 4
Queen of the West
BCB 2
O'Kane's
CNea 1

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 hp #33 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981