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Tune ID#1310 (Miss McLeod)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeod about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (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):
Miss McLeod / Miss Mc Leod / Miss McLeod's / Miss Mc Leod's / Miss MacLeod's / Miss McLeod's Reel / Miss McCleod's Reel / Miss McCloud's Reel / Miss Mc Clouds Reel / Miss McCloud's / Mrs. McLeod / Mrs. MacLeod's Reel / Mrs. McCloud's Reel / Mrs McLeod's Reel / Mrs McLeod's / Misses McLoud's Reel / Miss Macleod of Raasay / Mrs McLeod of Rasay / Ríl Iníon Mhic Leod / Iníon Mhic Leóid / Ríl Mhic Leoid / Iníon Nic Leoid / McLeod's Reel / Macleod's Reel / The Other McCleods / Hop High Ladies / Hop Light Ladies / Hop Up Ladies / The Enterprising Boxer / Did You Ever See the Devil, Uncle Joe? / May Day (3rd in set Queen of the Fair on StWing 1; 2nd in set Jig Selection on MR 2; 1st in set Miss McClouds Reels on ESL 1, which in turn is mislabeled there as The Belburry Hills; 3rd in set The Scottish Connection on LitN) (also in A or D or F or C, also with parts reversed in American music) (compare #2693)

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
191922#3
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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192621#1
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Michael Hanafin (fiddle).
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19286#2
[BFair] Ballinasloe Fair. Early Recordings of Irish Music in America. Neil Nolan (banjo).
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19496#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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19511.29#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
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195214#3
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
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195225#3
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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~195317#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: The Irish All Stars.
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19571.5#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Tommy Reck (pipes).
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19601.22#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Sean McLaughlin (fiddle).
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19601.10#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~196919#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Daly (flute).
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~197425#2
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19751#2
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle).
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~197720#2
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Gene Kelly (accordion), Gus Collins (flute).
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~1978B.2#3
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~19789#3
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Maurice (fiddle).
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~19881#3
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
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199119#2
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal.
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~199212#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Frank Jordan (flute).
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~19931#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~19938#2
[MR 2] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
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~19942#1
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle).
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~19951#2
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
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~199612#3
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle). For this tune: with Daithi Connaughton (flute).
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~19964#2
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~19977#3
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
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199812#3
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Kevin (fiddle).
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~199812#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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~19982.10#1
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Joe O'Sullivan (flute), Tim Keily (guitar), Norma Boyle (bodhrán).
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19991#1
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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~19992#1
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Brendan.
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200013#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute).
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20002.18#3
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
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~200210#3
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar).
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~20048#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~20076#3
[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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~20075#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: (banjo), (C melodeon).
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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 #1418 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #655 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #148 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #69 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 134 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 11 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On pages 38, 52, 66 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.
On page 192 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On pages 192-193 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #143 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 43 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As reel #18 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 71 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #219 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #138 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #19 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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