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Tune ID#1826 (Stage)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Stage 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 ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Stage, The / The Stage Hornpipe / The Merrymaker's Club / The Omnibus / The Norfolk (1st in set High Noon on Stpkt) (also with parts reversed) (composed by James Hill)

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
19272.17#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19728#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
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~198113#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: James Kelly.
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~199110#1
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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~19962#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
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20027#1
[Stpkt] Steampacket. Homecoming. Stephan Schneider (fiddle), Tina Fastje (fiddle), Claus Steinort (flute), Rolf Wagels (bodhrán), Andreas Lassak (guitar, bass). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~20039#2
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
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~20097#1
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano). For this tune: Brian Conway (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 #1775 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 123 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #49 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 216 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 7 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As hp #19 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As hp #53 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #303 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
On page 123 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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