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Tune ID#1237 (Maud Miller)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maud Miller about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 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):
Maud Miller / Maude Miller / Maud Miller's / Maud Millar / Maude Millar / Maud Millar's / My Love Is Fair and Handsome / Donegal Boys / I Wish I Never Had Seen You / Magic Slipper / Eileen Curran's / Mrs Smullen's / The Montua / Paddy McFadden / Morrison's (1st in set Maud Millar on FG 6) (also in F or D or A; also as hornpipe in F titled Morrison's, included here) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Mary O'Neill's Fancy #1306 and with 1st part of Flowers of Redhill #2419 and more distantly with the 1st part of Maude Miller #4026)

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
193517#2
[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. James Morrison (fiddle).
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~19752.9#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. John Whelan (accordion).
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~19753#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: John Whelan (accordion).
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~19762#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~197910#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann.
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~19798#2
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~19803#1
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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~19802.13#1
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. James Keane.
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~19891#4
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (flute).
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~199117#2
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Joe Byrne (flute), Kevin Finnegan (accordion), David Papazian (fiddle), Brian Taheny (fiddle).
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~19952#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Pake Dwyer (whistle).
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~199614#2
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~199717#3
[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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~19993#2
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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20003#2
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
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~20012#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~200312#1
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
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~20061.15#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Seamus Mac Conaonaigh (flute).
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~200710#2
[OMcA] Oisín McAuley. Far from the Hills of Donegal. Oisín McAuley (fiddle, guitar).
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~20079#3
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer).
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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 #1220 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #497 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #212 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #11 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 99 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #30 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #132 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #3 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 69 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #204 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #206 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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