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Tune ID#1230 (Mason's Apron)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mason's Apron about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TDMI (track 30) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mason's Apron, The / Naprún an tSaoir / Práiscín an Mhásúin / Práiscín an tSaoir Chloiche / (as Micho Russell's Mason's Apron on FG 6) / The Mason's Cap / The Mason Laddie / Lady Carbury / Lady Carbury's Reel / The Pig that Tore the Shirt / Gallagher's / Wake-Up, Susan / Wake up, Susan / Wake Susan / Carton's Reel / Carton's / The Braes of Glenorchy (1st in set Flanagans at Dinty Moore's on OTUS2) (also in G or E, also with up to 7 parts, the extra parts being composed by Sean Maguire) (compare American tune Jack of Diamonds included here)

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
19151#3 (2:14)
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
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19267#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Joe Flanagan (C melodeon).
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19284#1
[BFair] Ballinasloe Fair. Early Recordings of Irish Music in America. Frank Murphy (accordion).
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~195019#2
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Sean Maguire (fiddle).
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~19565#1
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals).
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~19581#2
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
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~195830#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Tom Turkington (fiddle).
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196030#1
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle).
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~196724#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
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~197110#1
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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~19711.16#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19712.16#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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19739#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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197522#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19783#1
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Jackie Daly (accordion).
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1984B.4#1
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar).
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19902#1
[MR 5] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
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19916#1
[Ch AIE] The Chieftains. An Irish Evening. Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, keyboards). For this tune: 1st time whole band, then Matt Molloy (flute).
Go to Album
~199315#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~19944#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Carmel Gunning (whistle).
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~19968#3
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
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~199823#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (lilting).
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~19986#1
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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~200015#1
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
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~200115#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~20071#1
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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~200815#3
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~200815#2
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).
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~20112#1
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Liam O'Brien (concertina).
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~20111#2
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
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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 #1343 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #9 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #598 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #153 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #211 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 122 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 142 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 185 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 283 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #22 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 41 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 67 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #199 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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