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Tune ID#2307 (Dean Brig of Edinburgh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dean Brig of Edinburgh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JB 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Strathspey16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dean Brig of Edinburgh, The / Dean Brig of Edinburgh / Miss Gray of Carse (1st in set Scottish Barley on TOCAM) (composed by Archie Allen of Forfar?) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]

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
~19834#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion).
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~19846#1
[Crsl] Séamus McGuire, Manus McGuire, Dáithí Sproule. Carousel. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitars, vocals).
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~200511#1
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle). For this tune: Tony (concertina).
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Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that sound very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1983