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Tune ID#1728 (Scatter the Mud)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scatter the Mud about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Chi (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Scatter the Mud / Scaip an Puiteach / Scaip an Múnlach / Scaip an Muinleach / Blackthorn Stick / The Black Thornstick / Noon Day Feast / The Noonday Feast / Rambles with Rory / Nell Killeen's / Port Jack Walsh / Jack Walsh's Jig / Moyasta Junction / Smash the Windows / Connaughtman's Rambles / Freehan's Jig / The Maids of Tramore / Maid of Tramore (2nd in set Scatter the Mud on EI 2; 1st in set Márta on Lu 1) (also in E or B) (compare 1st part with 1st part of The Maid of Tramore #1028)

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
~19201.8#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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~19201.9#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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192814#1
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. James Morrison (fiddle).
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~19699#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Micheal Joe McDonagh (fiddle).
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19752#1
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Joe Shannon (pipes), John McGreevy (fiddle).
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19761#1
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
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~1978A.2#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
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~19824#3
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
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198712#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~198910#1
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (D melodeon), (flute).
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~19898#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Tommy Hunt (whistle).
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19941.6#2
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica).
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19952#2
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
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~19961#2
[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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~19968#2
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
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19973#1
[Lu 1] Lúnasa. Lúnasa. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, whistle), John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Donagh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass). For this tune: 1st time Seán Smyth (fiddle).
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~19972#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Gerald Trimble (cittern).
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~199711#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina).
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199813#2
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tim (flute).
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~19998#2
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon), with Louise Costello (banjo), Tommy Mc Carthy (fiddle).
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200012#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Charlie Piggott (accordion).
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20002.7#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Paul O' Shaughnessy (fiddle), Tom O'Shaughnessy (flute).
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~20009#1
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
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~200113#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar).
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~200214#2
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle). For this tune: with Andy McGann (fiddle), Pat Mangan (fiddle).
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~200214#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
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~20032.2#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Peter Molloy (flute).
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20074#2
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute).
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~200715#1
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion), with Martin Hayes (viola).
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~200810#2
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
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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 #967 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #187 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #23 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #34 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 47 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 109 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 202 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [available]
On pages 180-181 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #113 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #238 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): 1903