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Tune ID#7908 (Hound after the Hare)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hound after the Hare, The / The Hunt of the Hound and the Hare / The Fox Chase (appears within the arrangement The Hound and the Hare on Boys 3) (begins with the jig Hare in the Corn #5487; followed by once through the 2nd part of Absentminded Man #45 often closes with or precedes Foxhunter's slip jig #668; similar in concept to Fox Chase #664)
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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).
19491.8#1
19492.10#1
19493.13#1
~19519#1
19746#3
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~20094#1
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hunt
Boys 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Foxhunter's Jig
AL

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.
On page 95 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1949