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Tune ID#688 (Gallagher's Frolics)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gallagher's Frolics about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gallagher's Frolics / Gallagher's Frolic / O'Gallagher's Frolics / Gollaher's Frolics / Gollagher's Frolics / Gallaghers / Clare Jig / The Soup of Good Drink (also in D Minor)
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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).
~19796#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19929#2
[PHt] Parson's Hat. The Better Match. Bríd Ní Chatháin (harp, vocals), Fred Johnston (guitar, vocals, mandolin), Janet Sutton (whistle), Paul Wilkins (piano accordion, whistle, keyboards, piano).
~19934#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
~19961.1#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
19979#2
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
~19975#1
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time a Glackin (fiddle).
199815#3
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
~19995#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Brendan.
~20003#3
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
20017#2
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
200311#1
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
20062#2
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tell Her I Am
MH 3, TCB 4
Killashandra Lasses
PHt
Hag at the Churn
MISD 6
Trip to Athlone
JWh 6
Luckpenny
LLses 1
Hole in the Boat
KHys 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Bush on the Hill
FR
Out on the Ocean
PHt
Sheila Mulhaire's
WU
Wheels of the World
NaCnn 1
Boys of the Town
KHys 1
Pipe on the Hob
CSmth

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 #1008 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #222 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 53 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #47 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
On page 53 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 82 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 133 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #85 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #36 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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): 1903