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Tune ID#1240 (Mayor Harrison's Fedora)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mayor Harrison's Fedora about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mayor Harrison's Fedora / Major Harrison's / Fedora / The Fedora / Feadoir An Meara Harrison / Major Harrisson's Feodora / From Distant Shores (also without 3rd part)

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
~19718#1
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion).
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~19769#2
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
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~198512#2
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~19851.11#2
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection.
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~199510#1
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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~199811#1
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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199911#1
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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~20057#3
[ACarbry] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Peter Carberry (accordion).
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20096#2
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. John Moloney, Elaine Hogan, Sheila Garry, John Kelly.
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20094#1
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (low A whistle).
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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 #799 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #243 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 71 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As reel #106 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1907