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Tune ID#847 (House of Hamill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of House of Hamill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MLIIA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
House of Hamill, The / House of Hamill / The House of Hammil / Dowd's Favorite (4th in set Midsummer's Night on Drv 5) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
19903#3
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Dale Russ (fiddle).
19939#2
[CTL 4] Cherish the Ladies. Out and About. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, bouzouki), Maureen Doherty Macken (accordion, whistle), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Cathie Ryan (vocals).
~19991#4
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals). For this tune: 1st 2 times (fiddle).
~19996#1
[NCrg 1] North Cregg. . . . And They Danced All Night. Christy Leahy (accordion), Caoimhin Vallely (fiddle, keyboards), Ciarán Coughlan (piano, keyboards), John Neville (vocals, guitar), Martin Leahy (snare drum, percussion).
~20032.19#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Joe Skelton (Eb flute).
200416#1
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle).
20126#1
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Glen of Aherlow
MLIIA
Sweat House
Drv 5
Last Night's Fun
WFO 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Highest Hill in Sligo
NCrg 1
Midsummer's Night
Drv 5
Ceilier
RogRd
Blackthorn Stick
WFO 2
Miss McDonald
Yanks 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 #40 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
On page 29 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 47 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): 1990