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Tune ID#936 (Jig of Slurs)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jig of Slurs about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCDDD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jig of Slurs, The / Jig of Slurs (composed by G. S. McLennan) [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).
~19879#1
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: 1st time Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~19871#2
199118#1
~19972#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Davy Maguire (flute).
~19978#1
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
200816#1
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Geese in the Bog
TW
Lark on the Strand
CBt
Played beforeOn Albums
Irish Washerwoman
FS
Paddy O'Rafferty
CKeane 2
Tay in the Bog
LRCB

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.
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 149 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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): 1987