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Tune ID#7362 (James Kelly's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of James Kelly'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 MM 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
James Kelly's / Larry McDonagh's / The Hop Jig (as untitled Slip Jig on MM 3; 1st in set Dublin to Dingle on Lu 4; 2nd in set The Stone of Destiny on JMcSh 1) (compare as 3-part slip jig Barney Brallaghan #1991)
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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).
~19875#2
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
20027#1
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~20062#3
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion).
~20103#2
[JMcSh 1] John McSherry. Soma. John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), Joanne McSherry (fiddle).
~20154#1
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Parting of Friends
MM 3
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
Tda 3
Gulf of Mexico
JMcSh 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Ryan's Dream
MM 3
Foxhunter's Jig
Lu 4
Stone of Destiny
JMcSh 1
Michael Gorman's
JPmpls

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 slipjig #47 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1987