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Tune ID#1090 (Lannigan's Ball)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lannigan's Ball about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book 1850 (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Single jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lannigan's Ball / Lanigans Ball / At the Side of the Road / When I Was a Young Man (also in B, also for long dance Bridge of Athlone)

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
192311#3
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Flanagan Brothers.
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~197313#1
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Green Cross Ceili Band.
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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 #858 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #118 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #105 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 34 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #20 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #88 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session 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