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OLD TIPPERARY (Sean-Tiobraid Árann). AKA and see "Jolly Banger (2) (The)," "Munster Girls," "Munster Lasses (1)." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Mitchell): ABB (Breathnach, CRÉ 2): AABB (Breathnach, CRE I, Taylor): AA'BB' (Harker/Rafferty). A classic piping jig. Breathnach notes the second part of this air is almost the same as the first part of "Munster Lass" published in Walker's Hibernian Magazine (May, 1787). "Leitrim Jig (1) (The)" is a related tune.

Sources for notated versions: fiddler Patrick Kelly, 1966 (Cree, Co. Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach, CRE 2]; piper Willie Clancy/Liam Mac Flannchadha (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west County Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach, CRE 1, Mitchell]; set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann in the late 1980's [Taylor]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 16, p. 8. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 23, p. 14. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 212, p. 65. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 17, pp. 38-39. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 3.

Recorded sources: Gael-Linn Records, Pádraig MacMathúna - " Hives Of Honeyed Sound (Blas Na Meala)" (1992). Shanachie 79093, Paddy Glackin & Robbie Hannan - "The Whirlwind" (1995. Learned from Clare piper Willie Clancy). Topic 12TS294, Pat Mitchell - "Uilleann Pipes" (1976).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Hear Co. Clare piper Willie Clancy's recording of the tune [3]

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