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Tune ID#83 (Apples in Winter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Apples in Winter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Apples in Winter / Úlla sa Gheimhreadh / Uballa I Geimread / Old Apples in Winter / Apples in the Winter / Joe Kennedy's Jig / Kennedy's Jig / Réice an Mhí-ádha / The Unfortunate Rake / Unfortunate Rake / The Misfortunate Rake / Misfortunate Rake / Sunday Is My Wedding Day / Sunday Was My Wedding Day / Next Sunday Is My Wedding Day / Rattle the Quilt / Rattle the Quilt to Pieces / The Shamrock / Shamrock / An Píobaire Caoch / The Squint-Eyed Piper / Squint Eyed Piper / General White's Jig / General White's / Joe Kennedy's Jig / Geese in the Bog / Paddy in London / Ginger's Favourite (2nd in set Apples in Winter on MC; 3rd in set Apples in Winter on Drv 1) (also with 2 more parts, also in B) (compare distantly Cornelius Curtin's Big Balloon #3898)
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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).
~19222.14#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
192310#1
19653#1
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
~19816#3
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~19921#3
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~199611#2
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: with Paddy Canny (fiddle), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle), Mícheál Ó hAlmhain (flute).
19974#1
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
~19979#2
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time John Wynne (flute).
19999#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
200015#1
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion). For this tune: with Seamus Connolly (fiddle).
~20006#1
[COC] Connie O'Connell. Ceol Cill na Martra (Music from Cill Na Martra). Connie O'Connell (fiddle). For this tune: with Áine (fiddle).
~20052#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
20083#2
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round. . .. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: with Susan Gedutis Lindsey (flute).
~20089#1
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
20091#2
[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), Quentin (mandolin).
~201111#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Goat in the Green
MC, ApW
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
Drv 1
Miss Walsh
GOh
Lark on the Strand
NaCnn 1
When Sick Is It Tea You Want?
CrssCl
Genevieve's Waltz
StGrmm 2
John McHugh's
LBCK
Played beforeOn Albums
Frieze Breeches
OTUS1
Mooncoin
TMC
House in the Glen
Beg 1
Larry O'Gaff
CrssCl
Carraroe Jig
TMacMn 2
Maid on the Green
CDrny 4
Tarbolton
StGrmm 2
King of the Pipes
RossBr
Sliabh Russell
PO 4

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 #1111 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #300 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On pages 42-43 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #33 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 75 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #233 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As jig #81 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 73 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #85 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 121 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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