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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1831 (Star of the County Down)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Star of the County Down, The / Star of the County Down / My Love Nell / Sliabh na in Ban [Sliabh na m Ban] (also in A, also as march and jig on SHernon, or as single jig in CRE 2)

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
~199710#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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~199710#2
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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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 #38 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #90 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 24 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
On page 265 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [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): 1927