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Tune ID#1782 (Sligo Maid)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sligo Maid about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sligo Maid, The / Sligo Maid / Gearrchaile Shligigh / The Sligo Maid's Lament / Sligo Maid's Lament / The Glendoan Fancy / The Glendowan Reel / The Glendown Reel (1st in set The Ritz on KCB 6; in D Major as Sligo Maid - Connemara Version on JCt 1 and on JCt 4) (also in E) (compare The Glendoan Fancy #5766)

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
~19241.9#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19311#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paul Ryan (fiddle), Denis Murphy (accordion).
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19369#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
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19406#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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194412#2
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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~19487#2
[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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19496#1
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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195124#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
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~19566#4
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Stephen Rainey (fiddle).
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~19582#2
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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196018#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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19682.28#3
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
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19734#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~197411#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19774#2
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted).
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~199012#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Mick Regan (fiddle).
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~19946#1
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo). For this tune: John Carty (fiddle).
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~19951#2
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
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199611#2
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums). For this tune: Martin Hayes (fiddle), Andrew MacNamara (accordion).
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~199627#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Séamus Horan (fiddle).
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~19984#1
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp). For this tune: (whistle).
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~199911#1
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
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20002.8#3
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
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20018#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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~200112#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
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~200214#1
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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20034#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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~20039#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
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20076#3
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Jeff (G whistle).
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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 #124 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #121 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #3 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 259 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #3 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #53 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #48 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 60 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 99 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #314 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #6 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 105 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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): 1924