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Tune ID#758 (Gráinne's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gráinne's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gráinne's Jig / Grainne's Jig / Grainne's / Tommy Peoples / Tommy People's Jig / Tommy People's / Felix Kearney's / Redican's / Papa's Joy (3rd in set The Party on Dnta 2; 2nd in set The Shteady Set… 'hat? on Socks 2) (also in A; also without 3rd part on JDr 2) (the composer credit given to Joe Derrane on album JDr 2 is spurious according to e-mail from Tommy Peoples to me on 20 January 2010) (composed by Tommy Peoples)
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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).
~19794#1
[BHIW] Dolores Keane & John Faulkner. Broken Hearted I'll Wander. Dolores Keane (vocals, concertina, flute ,whistle, hurdy gurdy, bodhrán), John Faulkner (vocals, guitar, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki). For this tune: Kieran (fiddle).
~19844#1
[Crsl] Séamus McGuire, Manus McGuire, Dáithí Sproule. Carousel. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitars, vocals).
~199410#3
[Dnta 2] Déanta. Ready for the Storm. Mary Dillon (vocals), Deidre Havlin (flute, whistle), Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle), Eoghan O'Brien (harp, guitar), Kate O'Brien (fiddle, viola), Clódagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, chimes).
199514#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~199810#3
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~19994#1
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
20131#2
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).
20145#2
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion).
~201510#2
[Socks 2] Socks in the Frying Pan. Return of the Giant Sock Monsters from Outer Space. Shane Hayes (accordion), Aodán Coyne (guitar, vocals), Fiachra Hayes (fiddle, banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Magic Potion
Dnta 2
Dooish
TP 7
Humours of Glynn
LWard
Wishing Well
SWlsh 5
[untitled]
Socks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Mary Shore
BHIW
Andy McGann's
Crsl
Gallowglass
JDr 2
Kilfenora Jig
DzDnly 1
Jocelyn's Tree
SWlsh 5
Out on the Ocean
Socks 2

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 #64 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 9 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #57 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring 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): 1974