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Tune ID#938 (Jim Conroy's Jig)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jim Conroy's Jig about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jim Conroy's Jig / John Conroy's / Jack Coen's
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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).
19763#2
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina). For this tune: Jack Coen (flute).
1978A.5#1
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
~199812#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (flute), Mike (flute).
~20141#2
[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lilting Banshee
JCC
Mist-Covered Mountain
BorTr
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of the Town
ECahill
Swans among the Rushes
MMR 2
Steve Quinn's Fancy
BorTr

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 jig #57 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): 1976