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Tune ID#1409 (New-Mown Meadows)

Transcription of first 2 bars of New-Mown Meadows about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
New-Mown Meadows, The / The New Mown Meadows / New Mown Meadows / The New-Mown Meadow / New-Mown Meadow / The New Mown Meadow / New Mown Meadow / The Newly Mown Meadow / An Móinéar Nuabhainte / An Móinear / The Meadow / The Top of the Cliff / The Threepenny Bit / My Love Is on the Ocean / The Silver Tip / The Old Silver Spear / The Silver Spear / The Holly Bush / Joe Mháire Mhicilín / Ríl Joe Mháire Mhicilín / Seán Mháire Mhicilín / Paddy Rafferty's (2nd in set The Newly Mown Meadow on BgCn; 2nd in set The New Mown Meadow on Nms 2) (also singled, also reversed parts, also in E or D) (compare mainly just the 1st part of Five Mile Chase included here from book NF) (compare Silver Spear #1770)

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
195212#3
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Murphy, Clifford.
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195215#3
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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19571.11#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Denis Murphy.
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~19572.10#2
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Paddy Breen (flageolet), Tommy Maguire (accordion).
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~19758#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19781#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (G melodeon).
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~19797#3
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
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198513#2
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
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199215#2
[DOEI] Dear Old Erin's Isle. Irish Traditional Music from America. John Williams (accordion).
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19922.6#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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~19965#1
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
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~199610#2
[Nms 2] Nomos. Set You Free. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboards), Vince Milne (fiddle), Gerry McKee (bouzouki), Frank Torpey (bodhrán), John Spillane (vocals, guitar, bass guitar).
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~19971#3
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Jason O'Rourke (concertina).
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~19975#1
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
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~19988#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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~19986#2
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo). For this tune: Johnny (accordion).
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~20001#3
[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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~200010#2
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
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~200214#1
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle). For this tune: (accordion), with Mike Rafferty (flute).
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200318#2
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
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~20047#2
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~20044#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: (Ab/Eb concertina).
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~20051.10#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Nicolas Buckmelter (flute).
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~20077#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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20091#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Charlie Harris (accordion), Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
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20103#3
[MCrJD] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).
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~20103#1
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: octave low.
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201115#3
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
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~201210#2
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (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 #1367 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #619 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #170 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #6 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 126 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 68 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #152 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #242 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