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Tune ID#1967 (Trim the Velvet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Trim the Velvet about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32ABCDG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Trim the Velvet / Maisigh an Veilbhit / Geehan's Reel / The Grazier / The Green Garters / The Humours of Flip / Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel / The Maid behind the Bar / The Railroad / Sally Kelly / The Potlick (also with 4th part shifted to beginning; also in D or C) (compare Potlick #3426 and quite distantly Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel #1050)

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
192711#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~196211#1
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
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~19631#4
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
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~19707#1
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19701.1#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer.
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~197114#1
[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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19909#2
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle).
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~19911#3
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards).
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~19939#3
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
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~19931#3
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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~199515#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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~199611#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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199813#4
[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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199912#3
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals).
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20015#2
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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~20032.4#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Gregory Daly (Eb flute).
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~20073#4
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle). For this tune: with Liz Carroll.
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~20081#1
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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~20087#2
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
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~20083#2
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar). For this tune: Oisín (whistle).
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~201110#2
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Bríd O'Donohue (whistle), Deirdre O'Brien (whistle), Sinéad O'Brien (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 #1320 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #581 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #16 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 37 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 118 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #123 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #12 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 113-114 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #367 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #60 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