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Tune ID#927 (Jenny's Wedding)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jenny's Wedding about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jenny's Wedding / Jennie's Wedding / Bainis Shinéad / New Christmas Eve (mislabeled as The Abbey Reel on FDys)
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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).
~195915#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
19735#2
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: 1st time Liam (pipes).
~1973A.2#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others.
~19759#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
~198011#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
~198510#3
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Sean Og Potts (pipes).
~19864#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
~19937#2
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
19958#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~19965#1
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: with Paddy Canny (fiddle), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle).
~199814#3
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
19991#1
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
~199914#2
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion). For this tune: with Aidan McMahon (fiddle).
20015#3
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
20051#1
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
~201524#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dogs among the Bushes
Plx 2
Wise Maid
PCt
Gorman's
JKn 2
Captain Kelly
HMSP
St. Ruth's Bush
WU
Paddy Lynn's Delight
KH
Lad O'Beirne's
CNea 1
Trim the Velvet
FDys
Milkmaid
TP 8
Played beforeOn Albums
Lord McDonald's
LR 2
Dark-Haired Lass
JKn 2
Buckley's Fancy
WU
Lads of Laois
JDr 2
Miss Thornton's
GOh
Old Bush
MCnnly
Kerry Reel
BLch 2
Satin Slipper
RBPOL 3

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 tune #1479 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #707 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 147 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #62 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #149 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #179 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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