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Tune ID#1704 (Rose in the Heather)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rose in the Heather about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PJConlon (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rose in the Heather, The / Rose in the Heather / Rose of the Heather / The Rose on the Heather / Rose on the Heather / The Rose among the Heather / An Rós sa bhFraoch / Rós sa bhFraoch / An Ros sa bhFraoch / Hare in the Heather / The Corofin (1st in set The Doberman's Wallet on FG 3; 1st in set Wandering Minstrel on BRny 1)

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
19292.22#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: 1st time James Morrison (fiddle).
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19472#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Joe Maguire's Pride of Erne Orchestra.
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~194825#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien.
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19601.15#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Johnny Pickering (fiddle).
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~197817#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. Tommy Healy (flute), Johnny Duffy (fiddle).
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~198521#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals).
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198713#2
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~198911#1
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
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~19939#3
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
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~199416#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Kevin Henry (C pipes), Veronica Ryan (fiddle).
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~19967#1
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
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19979#3
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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~19981.10#1
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Connie Moynihan (fiddle), Dan Herlihy (accordion), Denis O'Connor (banjo).
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~19986#2
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~19998#1
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: with John Carty (banjo).
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20014#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
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~20022.7#3
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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20035#1
[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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~200310#2
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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~20085#2
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
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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 77 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #37 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #11 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 34 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On pages 29, 43, 57 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.
On page 43 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As jig #98 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 58 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #43 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 106 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 179 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #111 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #30 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #118 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #202 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): 1929