Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#914 (Jackson's)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jackson's / Jackson's Favourite / Jackson's Reel / Denis Murphy's / Jim McKenna's (2nd in set Jackson's on FG 1; misidentified as La Cosa Mulligan and miscredited to Tommy Peoples on ECoy 1) (compare Paddy Cronin's #6147
; compare 3rd part with 2nd part of Jim Donoghue's #940
and with 2nd part of Sheila Coyle's #3978
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Cathleen (fiddle).
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin).
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
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 #207 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. |
|As tune #25 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As tune #45 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. |
|As reel #219 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As reel #145 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
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): 1968