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Tune ID#1049 (Kiss Me Kate)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kiss Me Kate about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BHCMoher (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kiss Me Kate / Charming Mollie's Reel

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
~19725#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
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~19768#2
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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~197812#1
[LCTM] Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire. Kiss Me Kate. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Tommy Maguire (accordion).
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~19952#3
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
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~19986#3
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp). For this tune: (hammered dulcimer), (pipes), (whistle).
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20096#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. John Moloney, Elaine Hogan, Sheila Garry, John Kelly.
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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 #1432 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #669 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 137 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #21 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #222 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #88 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #39 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 57 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #168 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #109 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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