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Tune ID#796 (Kerfunten Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kerfunten 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 HamHam (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kerfunten Jig, The / Kerfunten Jig/ Kerfunten / Kerfuntan / The Kerfunten / The Kerfunken Jig / The Kerfunken / Hammy Hamilton's #2 / Hammy's (2nd in set Hammy Hamilton's Jigs on BlaMrl, Bx, and Dnta 2; 2nd in set It's Hammytime on GdMxr; 2nd in set Hamie Hamiltons Jigs on WyndTrn) (also in D or A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Jackson's Jig #861) (composed by Hammy Hamilton)
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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).
~198914#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (Bb flute).
~1989B.1#2
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello).
~198914#2
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~19902.2#2
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19945#2
[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).
~19941#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (C#/G# concertina).
199610#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).
19972#1
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
199711#1
[Lu 1] Lúnasa. Lúnasa. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, whistle), John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Donagh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~199710#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. John McSherry (pipes).
~199710#2
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle).
~199810#1
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
200316#3
[TBrwne] Tim Browne. Mutiny in the County. Tim Browne (fiddle, vocals, bouzouki). For this tune: Tim (bouzouki).
~200711#1
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Woodcock
GdMxr, BlaMrl, Bx, HamHam, Dnta 2, WyndTrn
Cailleach an Airgid
MMcNmr 1
Seamus Cooley's Jig
TCB 3
Sliabh Russell
CBt
Bold Thady Quill
TBrwne
Played beforeOn Albums
Eddie Kelly's #2
Lu 1
John Brady's Jig
Cian
Gallant Tipperary Boys
Chlr 3

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 23 of [L] Alan's private loose music.
As jig #63 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1989