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Tune ID#808 (Harvest Home)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Harvest Home about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Harvest Home, The / Baile an Fhómhair / Harvest Homes / Harvest Time / Féasta an Tarlaithe / The Harvest-Home Feast / The Cork Hornpipe / The Cincinnati Hornpipe / [misspelled as:] The Cincinatti Hornpipe / Fairy Haunts (1st in set The Morning Fair on OTUS2) (also in G) (compare Higgins' #2407)
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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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[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Edward Herborn (accordion).
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[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
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[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. Neil O'Boyle (fiddle).
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[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
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[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
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[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Johnny Pickering (fiddle).
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[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
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[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo).
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[Boys 10] Boys of the Lough. Open Road. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: Cathal (F whistle).
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[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
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[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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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 #1603 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #847 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #223 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #44 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #85 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 207 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 23 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On page 131 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #292 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 205 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #29 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #56 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital 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): 1903