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Tune ID#902 (Jack Coen's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jack Coen's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jack Coen's Jig / Jack Coen's / Jack Cohen's / Jim Conroy's / Conroy's / The Leg of the Duck / Leis Lacha / The Bloody Hollow / Pride of the West / Péarla an Iarthair / An Mál Rua (also in D) (credited, only in MatH, to Jim Conroy, and, only in Yanks 2, to Joe Mills)
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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
197614#1
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
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~19907#1
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
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~19934#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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~200013#3
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
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~20031#3
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
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20071#1
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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20092#3
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
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~201012#2
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
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~201112#2
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).
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20141.2#2
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).
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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 jig #157 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #248 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): 1976