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Tune ID#6662 (Currants for Cakes and Raisins for Everything)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Currants for Cakes and Raisins for Everything about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LeChle (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Currants for Cakes and Raisins for Everything / Currants for Cakes, Raisins for Everything / Cuiríní do na Cácaí, Rísíní do Chuile Ní (also in E) (composed by Anne Conroy-Burke in 2001)
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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).
~201110#1
[DOMhny 1] Danny O' Mahony. In Retrospect. Danny O' Mahony (accordion). For this tune: (B/C accordion).
~20128#1
[LeChle] Séamus Begley and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Together. Le Chéile. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).
~201416#1
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute), with Darren Breslin (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Barrel Rafferty's Jig
DOMhny 1
My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing
LeChle
Lark on the Strand
NnNCsd

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 new #4 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.

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): 2004