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Tune ID#180 (Blooming Meadows)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Blooming Meadows about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Blooming Meadows, The / An Móinéar Bláfar / The Blooming Meadow / Down with the Tithes / Down the Hill / Hag and Her Praskeen / Humors of Milltown / Strop the Razor / The Silver Tip / Mountain Heather / The Green Hills of Armagh (also without 3rd part in older books, also as slide with 2nd and 3rd parts reversed) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of High Part of the Road #2653)

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
19269#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. O'Leary's Irish Minstrels: Joseph S. O'Leary, other musicians unknown.
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19571.13#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Joe Devlin (fiddle).
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~19782#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~19986#1
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~200212#3
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle).
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~20022#1
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: Peter O'Loughlin (Eb flute), Maeve Donnelly (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 #917 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #918 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #304 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #115 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 42 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #48 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 31 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As jig #10 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #91 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #239 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