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Tune ID#1293 (Milliner's Daughter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Milliner's 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 SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Milliner's Daughter, The / Milliner's Daughter / The Millner's Daughter / Iníon Bhean na Hataí / The Gardener's Daughter / Up Stairs in a Tent / Up the Stairs in a Tent (2nd in set The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day on FBros; 3rd in set Ballinakill Reels on GCJR; 3rd in set Drag Her Round the Road on Drv 3 and Drv 4; 3rd in set The Clooney Connection on KCB 5) (also singled, also in D or F)

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
19268#3
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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193024#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
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19368#2
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. James Darcy (flute), John Mulvihill (fiddle).
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19401#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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197310#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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19751#3
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Joe Shannon (pipes), John McGreevy (fiddle).
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19864#2
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
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198712#3
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).
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199310#1
[MR 5] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
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~19939#3
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
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19942.3#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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~199514#2
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle). For this tune: Mike Rafferty (flute).
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~19967#3
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: Liam Kelly (flute).
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19972.3#3
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki). For this tune: Liam Kelly (flute).
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~199713#3
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
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19999#2
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals). For this tune: Donnchadh Gough (C pipes), Jesse Smith (fiddle).
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19992#3
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie (concertina).
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~20001#2
[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).
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200814#2
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
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~201116#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 #1180 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #460 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #179 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #55 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 92 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #217 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #216 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