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Tune ID#632 (First House in Connaught)

Transcription of first 2 bars of First House in Connaught about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
First House in Connaught, The / First House in Connaught / First House in Connacht / The First House in Connacht / The First House of Connaught / Céad Teach Chonnacht / The End House in Connaught (1st in set First House in Connacht on CBdts 2) (also in D)
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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).
19379#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Aughrim Slopes Ceilidhe Band: Paddy Kelly (fiddle), Jack Mulkere (fiddle), Jimmy Drury (fiddle)?, Joe Mills (accordion).
19375#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Sean Dempsey (pipes).
194017#1
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Séamus Ennis (C# pipes).
194521#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Moate Ceilidhe Band.
~19593#1
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals).
~197615#1
~197912#1
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
~19942#2
[SJMcG] Sean and Jim McGuire. Pure Traditional Irish Fiddle Music. Brothers Together. Tribute to their Father. Sean McGuire (fiddle), Jim McGuire (fiddle).
~19969#2
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle).
~19998#1
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Yvonne (fiddle).
~20041#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
~200415#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
~20062.13#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Caoimhín O'Raghallaigh (F flute).
~20133#1
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute), with James Carty (fiddle).
~201511#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ah Surely
IFM
Merry Blacksmith
SJMcG
Five-Mile Chase
GOh
Leitrim Fancy
WFO 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Copperplate
SE 1, GP
Green Gates
IDM 1
Rolling in the Ryegrass
OTPR
Miss Monaghan
TnRadio
Dairy Maid
BMu 1
Green Garters
CBdts 2
McSweeney's Reels
TCllns 1
Sally Gardens
JCnly 3
Ravelled Hank of Yarn
HB 4
Dunmore Lasses
RBPOL 3

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 #43 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #38 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As reel #96 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #31 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1914