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Tune ID#113 (Banish Misfortune)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Banish Misfortune about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Banish Misfortune / The Bag of Meal / The Little Bag of Meal / The Humours of Mullinafauna / The Humors of Mullinafauna / Humors of Mullinafauna / The Shady Groves of Piedmont / The Shady Groves of Peamount / Nancy Hines / Máire Ní Eidhinn / Máire Ni Éidhin / Round the Cart House / Ruaig an Mí-ádh / The Parish Girl / George Whelan's Jig (also singled, also without 3rd part, also as song; the settings from before 1910s have a different 1st part) (compare Nancy Hynes #3088)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19042.10#1
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Edward Cronin (fiddle).
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19663#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
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19691#1
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19706#1
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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197316#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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19742#1
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
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~197615#2
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran). For this tune: Brian Vallely (pipes), Paul Davis (concertina).
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~19944#3
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. 1st time John Nicholson (guitar).
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~19959#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
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199912#1
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals). For this tune: 1st time Donnchadh Gough (pipes).
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20001#2
[SkHly 3] Skip Healy. Purgatory Chasm. Skip Healy (flute).
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~200211#2
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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200815#1
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
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~20115#2
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).
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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 #776 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #845 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #106 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #53 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #85 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #38 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #148 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #137 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 22 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 33 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #286 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #99 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 75 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 121 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #2 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #184 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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