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Tune ID#200 (Boyne Hunt)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Boyne Hunt about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Boyne Hunt, The / Boyne Hunt / Tóir na Bóinne / Perth Hunt / The Perth Hunt / The Perthshire Hunt / The Maid amongst the Roses / The Maid among the Roses / Maid among the Roses / The Highland Skip / Molly Maguire / Tom the Blacksmith / Thomas a cartha / Thomas A Carta / The Sailor's Trip to Liverpool (2nd in set The Humours of Tulla on TCB 4) (also in A, also doubled; various settings of 2nd part included here; also with 3 parts) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Sailor on the Rock #1715) (composed by Magdalina Stirling)

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
~191929#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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~19242.20#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19243#1
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Barney Conlon (fiddle), John McKenna (flute).
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~196918#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Tommy Flynn (fiddle).
Go to Album
19722#2 (3:04)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
Go to Album
~19735#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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197420#2
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
Go to Album
19744#2
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
Go to Album
197810#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo), (piano).
Go to Album
~19787#1
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
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~198510#1
[Ch BIH] The Chieftains. Music from "Ballad of the Irish Horse". Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
Go to Album
~198610#1
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
Go to Album
~19916#1
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
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199216#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19996#3
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (C# accordion), with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
Go to Album
20021.11#3
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. 1st time Paddy Keenan (pipes), then with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~20021#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
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200616#2
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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~200710#4
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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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 #1241 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #514 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #159 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 52 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #142 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 103 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 51 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #4 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 7 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #20 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