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Tune ID#1322 (Mist-Covered Mountain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mist-Covered Mountain about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DD 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mist-Covered Mountain, The / The Mist Covered Mountain / Mist Covered Mountain / "Mist Covered" Mountain / The Mist Covered Mountains / Mist on the Mountain / Misty Mountain / An Cnoc Faoi Cheo / Sliabh an Cheo (1st in set Jig C Jig on Drv 1; 1st in set Tell Her I Am on MSHTn 1; as Gan Ainm on JDr 6) (also in G or D or B) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)

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
~197614#2
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~19801#2
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
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~198411#2
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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199210#3
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~19928#1
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
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~19974#1
[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). For this tune: 1st time (fiddle).
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199811#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: 1st time (fiddle).
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199815#2
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
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19989#3
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Aoife O'Connor (concertina), members of Turas: Liam O'Connor (fiddle), Ronan Ryan (flute), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo).
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~19982.1#1
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
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~199912#2
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion). For this tune: with Hilari Farrington (harp), Benedict Koehler (pipes), Brendan Dolan (flute).
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20002.10#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Tom Mc Gorman (flute), Catherine Mc Evoy (flute).
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~200111#3
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
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~20032#1
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar).
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~20031.8#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Mick Loftus (flute).
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200912#1
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
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~200912#1
[Ldn 2] Líadan. Casadh na Taoide. Turning the Tide. Elaine Cormican (whistle, flute, vocals, mandolin), Claire Dolan (fiddle, strings, vocals), Síle Denvir (harp, vocals), Deirdre Chawke (piano accordion, vocals), Valerie Casey (fiddle, vocals), Catherine Clohessy (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: 1st time (flute).
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201311#2
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (flute).
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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 #61 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #68 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 165 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #77 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #107 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #175 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1974