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Tune ID#1703 (Rose in the Garden)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rose in the Garden about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMlny 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rose in the Garden, The / Rose in the Garden / A Thaidhg, a Rún / Tadhg a Rúin / The Lisdoonvarna Reel / Lisdoonvarna / Cailín na Samhaircíní / The Primrose Girl (also singled, also in A) (compare Rose in the Garden #5298)

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
19171.2#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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~19801#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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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 #1314 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #576 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #150(ii) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #150(i) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 116 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #179 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #252 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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