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Tune ID#1056 (Kitty in the Lane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kitty in the Lane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PitS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kitty in the Lane / Kitty down the Lane / Lower Ormond / Paddy Fahy's Favourite (also doubled) (1st part same as 1st part of Over the Bridge to Peggy #6392)

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
~195931#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Eleanor Neary (piano).
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196714#2
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle).
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~19854#1
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
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~200211#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
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~20064#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
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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 #796 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As reel #672 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1907