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Tune ID#925 (Tommy Peoples')

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Peoples' about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A IA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tommy Peoples' / Tommy Peoples' Reel / Tommy People's / Peoples' / People's / Jenny Nettle's Fancy / Tim Dillons (1st in set Tommy Peoples' on A FTY; 2nd in Temple Bar Set on SSm; 2nd in set The Worlds End on Drv 4; 3rd in set Bulmers Reels on DAttic; 3rd in set The Five Reel Set on MOCCH 1) (compare Jenny Pippin #6063 and Jennie Rock the Cradle #921)
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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).
~19812.3#3
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: Cathal (Eb whistle).
~19831.6#2
[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).
~19895#2
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
19931#1
[A IA] Altan. Island Angel. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
199314#1
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A IA.
~199312#2
[SSm] Seán Smyth. The Blue Fiddle. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, vocals). For this tune: with Mairtin O Connor (accordion), Cora Smyth (fiddle), Breda Smyth (fiddle).
19972.11#2
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
19981#4
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
~199811#3
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~200810#3
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).
~200811#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sunset
Boys 9
Big Terry McAloon's
Boys 10
John Naughton's
GdMxr
Paddy's Trip to Scotland
SSm
World's End
Drv 4
Pride of Rathmore
Lgcy
Denis Langtou's
DAttic
Galway Rambler
MOCCH 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Windmill
A IA, A FTY
Jenny Dang the Weaver
Boys 10
Tie the Bonnet
GdMxr
Mountain Road
Drv 4
Come West along the Road
MOCCH 1
Danny Meehan's
SMTOD

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 reel #281 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #333 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1981