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Tune ID#1337 (Mooncoin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mooncoin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TMC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mooncoin, The / The Mooncoin Jig / Mooncoin (3rd in The Kinvara Set on MV) (compare Welcome Home Gráinne #2043)

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
19653#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19853#2
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki).
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~199111#3
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
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~19919#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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~19924#3
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Brian Connolly (banjo).
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~199314#2
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
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~19932#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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19998#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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~20012#2
[JMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (A whistle), with Mary Bergin (A whistle).
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200912#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
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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 #1034 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #246 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 58 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #55 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 99 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 167 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #79 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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