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Tune ID#1346 (Mossy Banks)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mossy Banks about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LN 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mossy Banks, The / Na Bruacha Caonaigh / The Lads from Leitrim / The Lad from Leitrim / John Carty's (1st in The London Set on JK 3)

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
~199610#1
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle). For this tune: with Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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~199612#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Sean Nugent (fiddle).
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~19974#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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~19998#4
[CTL 7] Cherish the Ladies. At Home. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Aoife Clancy (vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Donna Long (piano, synthesizer, fiddle, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike Rafferty (flute), Mary Rafferty (accordion).
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200010#1
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Mick Conneely (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 #216 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As reel #133 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #154 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): 1968