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Tune ID#922 (Jenny Dang the Weaver)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jenny Dang the Weaver about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 10 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jenny Dang the Weaver (also in G) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of The Longford Tinker #1150 and compare distantly Jenny Dang the Weaver #6745) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
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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).
~19831.6#3
[Boys 10] Boys of the Lough. Open Road. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19883#3
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: (Eb whistles).
20022.7#3
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes).
~20026#3 (1:54)
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina), (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Argyll Lassies
KCThtr, CaBrdg
Tommy Peoples'
Boys 10
Kitty the Hare
Boys 14
Played beforeOn Albums
Malfunction Junction
KCThtr, CaBrdg

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.
On page 58 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [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): 1977