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Tune ID#2127 (Ambrose Moloney's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ambrose Moloney's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GL20 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ambrose Moloney's / Ambrose Maloney's / The Tailor's Fancy / McCabe's (compare Her Long Dark Hair Flowing down Her Back #825 and compare 1st part with 1st part of New Policeman #1277)

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
~19732.8#2
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Paddy O'Brien the elder (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
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~199911#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Deirdre Collis (whistle), with Maria Lynn McHugh (piano).
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20008#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute).
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~20021.2#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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200614#1
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
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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 #27 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #187 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #87 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1973