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Tune ID#697 (Gander in the Pratie Hole)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gander in the Pratie Hole about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TPtts (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gander in the Pratie Hole, The / Gander in the Pratie Hole / The Gander in the Pratie-Hole / Gander in the Pradie Hole / An Gandal I bPoll na bhFataí / The Gander at the Pratie Hole / The Gander at the Prattie Hole / The Grauder at the Prahie Hole / The Gander at the Pit of Spuds / Port an Bhráthair / The Friar's Jig / The Monk's Jig / The Monk / Butler's Jig / The Pipe on the Hob (1st in set Gander in the Pratie Hole on Scglen 2; 3rd in set Jig Selection on IBrgd 10) (also in Major, also with a 3rd part)
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cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
197121#2 (1:24)
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
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~197713#2
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~19795#4
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue. For this tune: 1st time Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
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~19861.1#1
[Scglen 2] Scartaglen. The Middle Path. Connie Dover (keyboard, vocals), Frank Martin (flute, whistle, bones), Kirk Lynch (pipes, bouzouki, guitar, whistle, mandolin), Roger Landes (cittern, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán), Matt Kirby (hammered dulcimer, bodhrán), Mike Dugger (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals).
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199514#1
[THny 1] Therese Honey. Mosaic. Therese Honey (harp).
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199613#3
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
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~19966#3
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~19974#2
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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~200012#2
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion).
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200111#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
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200112#3
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (whistle).
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20065#3
[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).
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~20072#2
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
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20133#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (flute).
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20142.3#3
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).
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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 #30 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 176 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [available]
On pages 97-98 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
On page 24 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 70 of [F] S. C. Hamilton. The Irish Flute Player's Handbook.
As tune #41 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 83 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 137 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #39 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #92 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #232 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): 1963