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Tune ID#973 (John Doherty's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Doherty'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 CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Mazurka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John Doherty's / Johnny Doherty's Mazurka / James Byrne's Mazurka / Donegal Mazurka / Tommy Peoples' (1st in set Mazurkas Phroinsias Uí Mhaonaigh on CA; 1st in set Two Mazurkas on FS; 1st in set Gan Ainm on MV; as Untitled on VCbl; 1st in set Donegal Mazurkas on NaCnn 1; 1st in set Tommy's Mazurkas on KC 2) (also in G, also structure AAB)
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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).
~19832#1
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
199113#1
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Proinsias O Maonaigh, Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh.
~19919#1
~19921.9#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~199310#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
~19976#1
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time a Glackin (fiddle).
200015#1
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~201011#2
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Irish Mazurka
TDrty
Grey Ridge Breeze
DShrdn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Mooney's Mazurka
CA, FS
[untitled]
MV, KC 2
Irish Mazurka
NaCnn 1

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 15 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As mazurka #11 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #94 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session 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): 1983