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Tune ID#1129 (Limestone Rock)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Limestone Rock about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (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):
Limestone Rock, The / Lime Stone Rock / An Chloch Aoil / Tit for Tat (5th in set The Limestone Rock on Sld 1; 1st in set The Humours of Tulla on TCB 4) (also doubled) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of You Never Saw Her Equal #6018)

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
19233#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Tom Ennis (pipes), Jimmy Morrison (flute), John Muller (piano).
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192816#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
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~19756#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~1978A.1#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~198314#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: with Mike Rafferty of Ballinakill.
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~19856#2
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~19918#2
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19932#1
[MR 2] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
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~199314#1
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Moving Cloud.
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~19978#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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199911#3
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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199911#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle).
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19995#5
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals).
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~19991#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
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~20021#4
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (flute), John (pipes), Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle) and/or Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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200616#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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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 #1457 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #688 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #113 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 143 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #195 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 19 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
As reel #178 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #22 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