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Tune ID#1149 (Longford Collector)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Longford Collector about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Longford Collector, The / The Longford Beggarwoman / Longford Beggar Woman / Longford Maid / The Longford Tramp / Bailitheoir Longfoirt / Bailitheoir Longphoirt / Sailor's Bonnet / The Bonny Boy (2nd in set The Milltown-Rathconrath Set on BCB 2; mislabeled as The Job of Journeywork on PK 1)

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
193418#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Pat Roche's Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.
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19342.10#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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193417#2
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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196023#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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~197511#2
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: John Keenan (banjo).
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~19892.5#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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199014#2
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Johnny Cronin (fiddle), Paddy Cronin (fiddle), James Kelly (fiddle), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~199412#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Coleman Heritage Group.
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19969#3
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: James Keane (accordion).
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~199716#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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199913#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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~19995#2
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
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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 #184 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As reel #22 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #278 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #14 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 62 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #182 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #126 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): 1934