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Tune ID#1055 (High Road to Linton)

Transcription of first 2 bars of High Road to Linton about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording StWing 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
High Road to Linton, The / Highway to Linton / Jenny's Gone to Linton / Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Races / The Leinster Highroad (also with 2 more parts, also in D) (compare reversed parts to fling/single jig Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair #2643)

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
~19787#2
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Maurice (fiddle).
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~19921#3
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
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~20086#1
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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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 #605 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #62 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #10 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 48 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 48 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #132 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1907