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Tune ID#940 (Jim Donoghue's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jim Donoghue's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ST KCF (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):
Jim Donoghue's / Jim Donoghues / Jim Donoghoe's / Jim Donaghue's / Jim Donahue's / Jim Donahughe's / Rogha Jim Uí Dhonnchú (3rd in set Jim Colemans Reels on ST KCF; 1st in set The Clarke Tunes on LMcK 1; 1st in set The Cappataggle Shuffle on SGMM) (compare 1st part distantly with 1st part of Johnny Henry's #996; compare 2nd part with 3rd part of Jackson's #914 and with 3rd part of Paddy Cronin's #6147 and with 2nd part of Sheila Coyle's #3978) (composed by Jim Donoghue)
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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).
~19762#3
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
~19911#1
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
~19952#1
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
19988#1
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Justin (F flute).
~199916#2
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
~199916#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. James McDonagh (flute), with Seamus Quinn (piano).
~199920#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Michael Hurley (flute), Mairead Hurley (flute), with Jim Corry (piano).
~20011#1
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Claire.
~20031#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20031#1
[LMcK 1] Laura MacKenzie. Laura and the Lads. Laura MacKenzie (flute, whistle, concertina, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar). For this tune: (C whistle).
20051#1
[SGMM] Shannon, Gavin, McGoldrick and Murray. Tunes. Sharon Shannon (accordion), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle), Jim Murray (guitar).
200610#1
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
200912#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Kieran Kissane, Edel Vaughan, Brian Mooney, Liam Flanagan.
~20091#3
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
~201214#1
[JDwyer] John Dwyer. The Dursey Sound. John Dwyer (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Flowers of Red Hill
ST KCF
Shaskeen
CODnl 1
Tommy Coen's
MulcFam3
Played beforeOn Albums
Gorman's
MV, KC 1
Maggie on the Shore
Lgcy
Fred Finn's No. 2
MtRd
Hills of Tipperary
HOP
Cathal McConnell's
LMcK 1
Cappataggle Shuffle
SGMM
O'Reilly's Greyhound
MOR 2
John Brennan's
RoClare
John Kelly's College Groves
JDwyer

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 #638 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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