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Tune ID#3189 (Princess Royal)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Princess Royal about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcE (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
PieceA Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Princess Royal, The / Princess Royal / Iníon Nic Diarmada / Iníon Nic Diarmad / Miss MacDermott (2nd in medley Planxty Bunting on Ch CH) (also in G; wide range of settings) (compare distantly Rodney's Glory #1692) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan?)

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
~19766#1
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
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199220#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
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19924#2 (1:23)
[Ch CH] The Chieftains. The Celtic Harp. A Tribute to Edward Bunting with the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
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~19986#1
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
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200014#1
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with Gerry (guitar).
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200310#1
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle). For this tune: Chris Smith (banjo).
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20059#1
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
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~200512#1
[ACarbry] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
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20069#2
[NNW] Eliot Grasso and Dave Cory. North-by-NorthWest. Eliot Grasso (pipes, flute), Dave Cory (banjo, guitar, octave mandolin). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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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 #641 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 231 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #1 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #87 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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