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Tune ID#1197 (Maid of Mount Kisco)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid of Mount Kisco about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40AABCCA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maid of Mount Kisco, The / The Maid of Mt. Kisco / Maid of Mount Kisco / Gearrchaile Shliabh Cisco / Bruinneall Mount Cisco / Maid of Mt Kisko / The Maid of Mount Cisco / Maid of Mount Cisco / The Maid of Mountcisco / The Maid of Montcisco / The Maids of Mont Cisco / The Maids of Mount Cisco / Maids of Mount Cisco (for 5th figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2; 3rd in set Eanáir on Lu 1 and Lu 7) (also in E) (composed by Paddy Killoran?)

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
193713#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
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194524#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Kincora Ceilidhe Band.
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19473#1
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra: Joe Maguire (fiddle), unknown (fiddle, accordion, flute, and piano).
Go to Album
~19515#2
[AL] World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Ireland. Ballinakill Ceilidhe Band.
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19571.8#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Michael McIntyre (flute).
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196011#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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~19612.12#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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197417#2
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
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19808#1
[FtE] Dolores Keane and John Faulkner with Eamonn Curran. Farewell to Erin (Farewell to Éirinn). Instruments not specified: Dolores Keane (vocals, etc.), John Faulkner (vocals, etc.), Eamonn Curran (pipes, etc.).
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~19899#1
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: P.J. (accordion).
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~19916#1
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina).
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~19955#1
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals). For this tune: 1st time Patsy (piano).
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19971#3
[Lu 1] Lúnasa. Lúnasa. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, whistle), John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Donagh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
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~19979#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Davy Maguire (flute).
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~19972#3
[Lu 7] Lúnasa. The Story So Far .... Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes), John McSherry (pipes), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Paul Meehan (guitar).
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~19986#2
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp). For this tune: (hammered dulcimer), (pipes).
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~199811#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
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~199912#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
Go to Album
20001#2
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar).
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20015#3
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion).
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20019#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
Go to Album
~200112#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (flute).
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~20016#1
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Patrick Davey.
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~20024#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion). For this tune: with Gregory Daly (flute).
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~20049#1
[OMcD] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
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200713#1
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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~20103#2
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle).
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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 #118 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #93 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 42 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #65 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 65 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #189 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #88 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): 1937