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Tune ID#1314 (Miss Ramsey)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Ramsey about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Whr (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32ABCBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Ramsey / Miss Ramsey's Reel / Miss Ramsey's / Miss Ramsay / Miss Ramsays / Lady Mary Ramsey / The Queen's Shilling / Kilkenny Boys / Johnny Doherty's / McDonagh's (1st in set The Chorus Reels on Srnd; 2nd in set The Rambles of Kitty on JMcSh 1; 4th in set Marches and Reels on ECoyKD) (often with an intro of parts AB; also structure ABAC or just AB; also with a final coda of an additional part 'D' on Whr; also in G) (compare as strathspey/highland #3906)

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
~19856#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Sean Og Potts (pipes).
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199117#3
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Ciaran Tourish, Dermot McLaughlin, Tommy Peoples, Séamus Gibson, Séamus Glackin, Kevin Glackin.
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19912#2
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Ciaran Tourish, Dermot McLaughlin, Séamus Glackin, Kevin Glackin.
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~19918#3
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19932#1
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle).
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~19937#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Joanie Madden (whistle).
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~19955#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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200612#3
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
Go to Album
~20068#1
[Srnd] Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan. Serenade. Mick McAuley (accordion, vocals, whistle, bodhrán, keyboards, percussion, guitar), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Mick McAuley (accordion).
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~20106#2
[JMcSh 1] John McSherry. Soma. John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~20104#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: Sean G. (flute).
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~20133#4
[ECoyKD] Éamonn Coyne and Kris Drever. Storymap. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (guitar, vocals, mandolin). For this tune: with Simon Bradley (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 #1536 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #752 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #288 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 159 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #445 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #221 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #132 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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