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Tune ID#1971 (Trip to Sligo)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip to Sligo 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 ?
Double jig32AABBE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Trip to Sligo, The / Up Sligo / 'Up Sligo!' / The Lark in the Morning / Lark in the Morning / An Fhuiseog ar Maidín / The Rose of Lough Gill / Daugherty's (1st in set Tell Her I Am on MC and WW 2; 2nd in set Master Crowley's Favorites on HG) (also in D Minor) (compare Trip to Sligo #5746)

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
19272.19#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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192712#1
[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19282.15#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
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19386#2
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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19641.5#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
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19682.16#2
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
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~197310#1
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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~197714#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
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19956#1
[THny 1] Therese Honey. Mosaic. Therese Honey (harp).
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200317#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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~200314#3
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
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200615#3
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D flute), with Nóra Ó Murchú (fiddle).
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~20112#2
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
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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 #1019 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #240 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 431 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
On page 40 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #3 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 54 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 279 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
On page 111 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 192 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #137 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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