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Tune ID#976 (Anything for John Joe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Anything for John Joe about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SatG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Anything for John Joe / Anything for John-Joe / Anything for John-Joe? / Anything for John Joe? / Rud ar bith do Sheán Joe? / Rud ar bith do Seán Joe? / Anything for Jonjo? / Anything for Jonjo / John Joe / Anything When You Die? / Anything When You Die / Julia Clifford's / The Crane Crook / Crane Crook / Lisheen Reel / Ríl an Lisin (also as reel, included here) (compare 1st part with 1st part of The Little Bag of Spuds #1134)
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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).
~196914#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~19911#2
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards).
20118#2
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (fiddle).
~201415#3
[MCrJD 2] Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. Rolling On. Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Maids of Galway
SatG, IFMCK, MCrJD 2
Terror Times
BT
Played beforeOn Albums
Trim the Velvet
BT

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 #164 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 82 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #296 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #6 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #139 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
On page 86 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 1969