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Tune ID#702 (Garrett Barry's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Garrett Barry's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SltSdt (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):
Garrett Barry's / Garrett Barry's Jig / Garret Barry's / Garret Barry's Jig / Rogha Ghearóid De Barra / Gearóid de Barra / Port Garrett Barry / Tune the Fiddle / The Ladies' Fancy / The Pipe on the Hob (mislabeled on MRaf as Story about My Father's Uilleann Pipes) (sometimes with high part as an intro; also in D minor and also as hornpipe on Ev) (compare Sergeant Early's Jig #2353)
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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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[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
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[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
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[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
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[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
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[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle).
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[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Miko (flute).
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[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo).
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[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
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[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
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[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Kevin (fiddle).
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[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes), Tim Kearns (fiddle).
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[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
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[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion).
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[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (whistle).
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[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Barry.
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[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), with Jim (fiddle).
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[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion). For this tune: Seán (banjo).
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[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
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[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes), with Mary(?) (accordion).
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[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
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[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle).
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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 #46 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #36 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 21 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #59 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #48 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 138 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #40 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #223 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): 1958