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Tune ID#2791 (Donegal Lassies)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Donegal Lassies about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Highland16D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Donegal Lassies / Duncan Davidson / Ducan Davidson (3rd in set The Low Highland on A BI) (also as strathspey)

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
19317#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Patrick Killoran and His Pride of Erin Orchestra.
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~197610#3
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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20019#3
[A BI] Altan. Blue Idol. Not identified in liner notes. [Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar), Dáithi Sproule (guitar)].
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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): 1931