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Tune ID#875 (Hunter's Purse)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hunter's Purse about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hunter's Purse, The / Hunters Purse / Sparán an tSealgaire / The Heel of the Hunt / The Five-Leaved Clover / The Five Leaved Clover / The Haymaker / The Old Bush / The Bush / An Sceach / An Sgeach / Bridie Morley's Reel / Paddy Kelly's / The Indian on the Rock (also in E or D) (mislabeled as The Valley of Knockanure on Rnys)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
193713#2
[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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19374#2
[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. Edward Meehan (flute), John McKenna (flute).
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19381#3
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Belhavel Trio: Joe Liddy (fiddle), Ned O'Gorman (pipes), Tom Liddy (accordion).
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~195614#1
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Paddy Rainey (fiddle).
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19571.8#2
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Michael McIntyre (flute).
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~19591.19#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (piccolo).
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~19734#1
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Pat Kilduff (lilting).
Go to Album
~19788#10 (11:23)
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Peter Browne (pipes).
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~19952.12#2
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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19961#2
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals). For this tune: 1st time Tom (flute).
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~199614#2
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
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19977#1
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Kevin Conneff (lilting).
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20013#3
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
Go to Album
200114#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
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200211#1
[BBg 3] Brendan Begley. It Could Be a Good Night Yet! Oíche go Maidean. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich/Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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200710#1
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~200914#2
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1247 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #519 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 77 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #119 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 104 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 138 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #75 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 30 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 50 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #142 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #76 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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