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Tune ID#801 (Munster Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Munster 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 SatG (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):
Munster Jig, The / The Munster / The Best in the Bag / King of the Jigs / The King Jig / The Happy Mistake / Jackson's Mistake / Miss Monroe's Jig / Miss Munroe's / Mrs. Monroe's Jig / Green Fields of Miltown / John Blessing's Delight / Jim O'Connor's (2nd in set Miss Monroe's Jig on WmMully; appears again at end of set on IDM 2) (also in A, also with 4 parts) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Joy of My Life #1004)
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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).
19279#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
193115#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Siamsa Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band.
~196912#1
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: solo, but performer is not indicated in the printed matter.
~19851#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki).
19922#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
19931.2#1
[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).
199510#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~19956#2
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
20006#2
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Tony Linnane (fiddle).
20052.3#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Mick Mulvey (flute).
~20105#2
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).
~20125#2
[Rlta 1] Réalta. Open the Door for Three. Conor Lamb (pipes, whistle), Deirdre Galway (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Aaron O'Hagan (pipes, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackson's Bottle of Brandy
WmMully
Come Along with Me
JRyan
Father O'Flynn
Whr
Strike the Gay Harp
KC 2
Angry Peeler
WFO 3
Humours of Lisheen
MoMad
Redhaired Hag
Rlta 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Munster Buttermilk
SatG, SDI 2
Tatter Jack Walsh
IDM 2
Maid on the Green
JRyan
Return to Inis Mór
JDr 2
Australian Waters
TP 8
Up Leitrim
WFO 3
Hag's Purse
MoMad
Do You Want Any More?
Rlta 1

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 #852 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #982 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #113 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #198 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #126 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #23 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 33 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 56 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #78 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As tune #174 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 19 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #80 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As jig #6 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
On page 113 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 1903