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Tune ID#3439 (Wonder)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wonder about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MvC 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wonder, The / The Wonder Hornpipe / The Wanderer / The Southern Shore / Coey's Hornpipe / Coey's (2nd in set George Ross' Horn Pipes on DD HR) (also in Bb Major) (composed by James Hill)

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
~199510#2
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
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~199613#2
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
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~199616#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19987#2
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
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~199911#2
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion).
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200310#1
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar). For this tune: with John Sheahan (fiddle).
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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 #1604 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1740 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 175 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #59 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #324 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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