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Tune ID#664 (Fox Chase)

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Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fox Chase, The / The Fox Hunt / The Irish Fox Hunt / Fiach an Mhadra Rua / An Madradhín Ruadh / An Madradhín Ruad / An Madradin Ruadh / An Maidrín Ruadh / The Little Fox (contains The Foxhunter's Jig #668) (compare Paddy Moloney's medley The Foxhunt included here and the English tune The Little Red Fox)
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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).
~19519#1
~195912#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19696#1
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19776#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~197810#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~199824#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~20007#1
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
~20128#1
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Foxhunter's Jig
AL, Ch 2, SE 5, BG 5

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 128 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
On pages 128-129 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #1850 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On pages 129-130 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
On page 130 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As 2 (pp. 64-66) in [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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): 1806