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Tune ID#955 (Jimmy Ward's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Ward'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 McGrCool (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):
Jimmy Ward's / Jimmy Ward's Jig / Port Jimmy Mhic an Bhaird / Jimmy Wards J. G. / Jimmy Wards / Jimmy Ward's Fancy / Port Shéamuis Mhic a Bháird / Ward's Favourite / Ward's Jig / Jim Ward's / Jim Ward's Jig / Jim Wards / The Clare Jig / Clare / An Chéad Phunann / Farrell's Fancy (3rd in set Scatter the Mud on EI 2; 3rd in set The Kilfenora Set on JCt 5; 2nd in set Aoibhneas on Lu 3) (composed by Jimmy Ward?)
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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).
~1974A.3#2
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~197517#2
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
~19762#2
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
~19814#2
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
19922.5#2
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
19952#3
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
19966#3
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
19969#2
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals).
19981#1
[CFF 2] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître / Soïg Siberil. Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Soïg Siberil (guitar). For this tune: Kevin.
~19981.9#1
20004#2
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
~20011#2
[Lu 3] Lúnasa. The Merry Sisters of Fate. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~20018#3
[PK 4] Paddy Keenan, Tommy O'Sullivan. The Long Grazing Acre. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~20045#2
[DF] The Dunne Family. Legacy. Mickey Dunne (pipes, fiddle, whistle), Niamh Dunne (fiddle, vocals, viola), Brid Dunne (fiddle).
~20052#3
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (banjo).

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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 #2 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #32 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 87 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #73 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 150 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #62 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): 1974