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Tune ID#1357 (Moving Cloud)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Moving Cloud about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MM 2 (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):
Moving Cloud, The / Moving Cloud / The Moving Clouds / Moving Clouds / An Néal faoi Shiúl (also in F or D; also without 3rd part) (composed by Neil O'Boyle aka Neilidh Boyle aka Neil Boyle in 1942, also with a different third part possibly by Martin Mulhaire)

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
19612.21#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Joe Burke (accordion).
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19657#1
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~19811#1
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute).
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~1981B.1#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
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~198121#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
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~198418#3
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Phil Cunningham (piano accordion).
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~198814#1
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
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~199113#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
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199715#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
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~199814#2
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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~200012#1
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
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~200511#2
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (banjo).
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~200815#1
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).
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20125#1
[THny 2] Therese Honey. Summer's End. Therese Honey (harp).
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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.
On page 90 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #11 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #12 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 48 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 90 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 78 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #229 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): 1961