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Tune ID#947 (Jimmy Doyle's Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Doyle's Polka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording POK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jimmy Doyle's Polka / Jimmy Doyle's Favourite / Jimmy Doyle's / Din Tarrant's Polka / Din Tarrant's Polka 1 / Din Tarrant's / Din Turrant's / Gneevegullia (2nd in set Mighty Session Hi! on ADB; 3rd in set Dave Hennesseys / Brendan Begley's Favourite on CrssCl; for 4th figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on JRSLCB 2) (also in A or D) (presumably miscredited to Jimmy Doyle on KoKerry)
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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).
194916#4
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle). For this tune: with Denis Murphy (fiddle).
~19772.2#1
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
~19862.5#2
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Gerry Bevan (fiddle).
~199011#2
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
19954#2
19982#1
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle), Johnny McCarthy (fiddle).
~19984#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19994#3
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
200216#2
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~20113#2
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (hardanger fiddle), (F flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ballydesmond Polka
POK
Weaver's Delight
RtH
Jim Keeffe's
VK 1
Jer O'Connell's
ADB
Ballydesmond Polka #2
JRSLCB 2
New Roundabout
CrssCl
Pádraig Ó Caoimh
DLB
Tom Billy's
DdBzz
Played beforeOn Albums
As I Went Out upon the Ice
KoKerry
Johnnie Mickey's
VK 1
Anascaul Polka
CBnds
Port Mháirtín Shéamuis
DdBzz

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.
On page 27 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
On page 131 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #51 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #74 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #37 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #81 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 228 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): 1949