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Tune ID#1252 (McFadden's Handsome Daughter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of McFadden's Handsome Daughter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
McFadden's Handsome Daughter / McFaddens Handsome Daughter / Iníon Dhathúil Mhic Pháidín / McFaddens (2nd in set Crosses of Armagh on McP BHB; 3rd in set Road to Garrison on MSHtn 1; 3rd in set Top It Off on NNC 2; 4th in McFadden's Handsome Daugher Set on PttW) (also in G, also without 2nd part) (compare 1st 2 parts distantly with Kit O'Connor's #3902)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19773#2
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
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~19788#9 (10:28)
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~19807#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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19911.2#2
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast. (flute).
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~199211#3 (3:33)
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Terry Crehan (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute).
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~199713#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Mick Moloney (banjo).
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~19975#2
[Sol 2] Solas. Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers. Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, mandocello, vocals), Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, whistle, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán, percussion), Winifred Horan (fiddle), John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: Seamus Egan (banjo).
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19987#3
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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199910#2
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
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~20009#4
[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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~20028#3
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Patrick Mangan (fiddle).
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~200310#3
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar). For this tune: with George Keith (fiddle).
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~200414#3
[DF] The Dunne Family. Legacy. Mickey Dunne (pipes, fiddle, whistle), Niamh Dunne (fiddle, vocals, viola), Brid Dunne (fiddle). For this tune: Suffering Duck Ceili Band.
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~200614#2
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Beanie Odell (fiddle).
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~20071#4
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
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~20102#3
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (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 #1289 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #554 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #19 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #48 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As reel #208 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #209 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