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Tune ID#807 (Hare's Paw)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hare's Paw about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hare's Paw, The / Hare's Paw / The Hare's Foot / Hare's Foot / The Hares Paw / Cois an Ghiorria / Jim Kennedy's Favorite / Jim Kennedy's Favourite / Kennedy's Favourite / Kennedy's Favorite / Kennedy's Reel / Rogha Shéamuis Uí Chinnéide / Roga Seamus Uí Ceinneidig / Ríl an Chinnéidigh / Ril an Chinnedigh / The Lowlands of Scotland / Lowlands of Scotland / The Silvermines / Silvermines / The Bundle of Straw / Bundle of Straw / Follow Me to Carlow / Tralee Lasses / The Corry Boys / Corry Boys / Chaisson Reel / Northside Reel / The Magpie (2nd in set Callaghan's Reel on PitS and on ItS; 1st in set Brad's Honeybees on MSHtn 4) (the first two bars are well established in two significantly different settings, all included here; also in D Minor or G Minor; setting on JMcK has two extra beats in 1st part)
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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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[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals).
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[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
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[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Murphy.
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[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Con Curtin (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle).
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[ItS] In the Smoke. Con Curtin (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle).
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[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. John McGreevy (fiddle), Eleanor Neary (piano).
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[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
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[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
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[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
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[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Turlach (flute).
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[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Jeff (G whistle), Heather (viola).
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[MSHtn 4] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Lovers' Well. Shannon Heaton (vocals, flute, whistle), Matt Heaton (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán). For this tune: 1st 2 times (flute), then with Dan (accordion).
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[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
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[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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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 #1296 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #561 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 64 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #185 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #149 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #202 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #17 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #129 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #79 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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