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Tune ID#1028 (Maid of Tramore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid of Tramore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maid of Tramore, The / The Maids of Tramore / Harry's Loch / Loch Anraí / Scatter the Mud / The Kilfenora Lass / The Noonday Feast (compare 1st part with 1st part of Scatter the Mud #1728 and with 1st part of King Billy's March included here from book NF)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~194813#2
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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~19584#1
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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~19955#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
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~201111#3
[BBWS] Chad McAnally and Shawn McBurnie. Blackbird from the Willow Sings. Chad McAnally (harp, whistle), Shawn McBurnie (vocals, bodhrán, shruti box).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #966 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #129 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 110 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 12 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle 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): 1903