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Tune ID#534 (Dooney Rock)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dooney Rock about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRyan C (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dooney Rock / The Dooney Rock / Seán Ryan's Jig / Sean Ryan's Jig / Port Sheáin Uí Riain (2nd in set Sean Ryan's No. 1 & 2 on MMulv 2) (composed by Seán Ryan)
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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).
~1978A.4#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle). For this tune: Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
19821.25#1 (0:34)
~19861.7#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
~199911#1
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
~20022#2
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20037#2
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
~201110#2
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: Brian (fiddle), John (tenor guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dancing Eyes
MMulv 2
Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part
PJCJC
A Thousand Farewells
TapRT
A Fig for a Kiss
JCtBRn
Played beforeOn Albums
High Part of the Road
SRyan C
Fly in the Porter
Provd 1
Humors of Ballingarry
PJCJC
Rory O'Moore
TapRT

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 #4 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #76 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 8 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [available]
As jig #115 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #32 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1978