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Tune ID#6803 (Billy O'Rourke Is the Buachaill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Billy O'Rourke Is the Buachaill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SLGraney (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Billy O'Rourke Is the Buachaill / Paddy Canny's (compare 1st part with 1st parts of Cheer Up Old Hag #4526 and Billy O'Rourke Is the Boy #3382, and with 2nd part of Cat in the Corner #3750)
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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).
~198910#2
[SLGraney] P.J. Hayes and Martin Hayes. The Shores of Lough Graney. P.J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~20101#1
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Killavil Jig
SLGraney
Played beforeOn Albums
A Night at the Fair
2TapTrio

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 jig #46 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1989