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Tune ID#809 (Haste to the Wedding)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Haste to the Wedding about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Haste to the Wedding / A Trip to the Gargle / Let Brainspinning Swains / Rural Felicity / The Washerwoman / Rory O'More / The Big Jig (3rd in set Medley of Jigs on OTUS1; for The Bridge of Athlone in book MM; for The Three Tunes in book FMH) (previously mislabeled as The Walls of Limerick on LR) (also in E)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute). For this tune: (F fife).
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Irish Washerwoman
Shandon Bells
LR 1
Father O'Flynn
Ride a Mile
Sliabh Russell
Connaughtman's Rambles
Played beforeOn Albums
Larry O'Gaff
Over the Hills
Paddy in London


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 #987 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #203 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #291 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #15 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 49 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 131 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As misc #19 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 86 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 86 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As jig #20 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 143 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #49 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #50 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