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Tune ID#873 (Hundred Pipers)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hundred Pipers about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDJO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hundred Pipers, The / A Hundred Pipers / Wi' a Hundred Pipers / 100 Jolly Pipers / The Hair Fell Off My Coconut / The Hair Fell off My Coconut, So How Do You Like it Baldy? (2nd in set The Big Furze Bush on NNC 3) (also in G, also as single jig)
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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).
~19533#2
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: The Irish All Stars.
19958#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~20007#1
[MMcNmr 2] Mary MacNamara. The Blackberry Blossom. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (C/G concertina), with Andrew MacNamar (accordion).
~20075#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
201213#3
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle), with Séamus Begley (accordion).
201310#3
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Chase Me Charlie
JDJO, MMcHugh
Going to the Well for Water
GCB 2
Denis O'Keeffe's Slide
NNC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Thadelo's Slide
JOL 3
Mouse in the Cupboard
MMcNmr 2
Padraig O'Keefe's
NNC 3

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 #135 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1953