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Tune ID#1491 (Over the Moor to Peggy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Over the Moor to Peggy about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Over the Moor to Peggy / Trasna an Mhóinteáin go Peige / The Monasteraden Fancy / Monasteraden Fancy / The Monasteryedan Fancy / The Monasteryeden Fancy / Over the Moor to Maggie / Come West along the Road / Bog Siar an Bóthar (also parts reversed, also in A; with doubled high part as intro on JK 1) (compare Come West along the Road #364 and compare 1st part with 1st part of McKenna's #1264)

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
19256#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. John McKenna (flute), Michael Gaffney (banjo).
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~19817#2
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
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~19891.1#1
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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~199613#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
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~200310#2
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute). For this tune: with John Carty (fiddle).
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~200413#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
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~200513#2
[LCJD 1] Liz Carroll and John Doyle. In Play. Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki).
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200616#2
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D flute).
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~20063#3
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion).
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~20072#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
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~20129#1
[LeChle] Séamus Begley and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Together. Le Chéile. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Oisín Mac Diarmada (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 #206 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.

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): 1925