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Tune ID#378 (Connaughtman's Rambles)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Connaughtman's Rambles about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Connaughtman's Rambles, The / Connaughtman's Rambles / The Connaught Man's Rambles / Connaught Man's Rambles / Connachtman's Rambles / The Connachtman's Rambles / Connaughtman's Ramble / Connaght Man's Ramble / Spaisteoireacht an Chonnachtaigh / Gathering Dillisk / Bold Doherty / The Duck from Drummuck / Mickey the Moulder (for 2nd figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (also in A or G or C or E; an established version of the 2nd part in a number of these sources bears comparison to the 2nd part of Sixpenny Money #1772)

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
~19041.11#1
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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191810#2 (1:08)
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
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~195912#2
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals).
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19776#2
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~197817#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (G melodeon).
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~197910#1
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
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1984A.3#3
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar).
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19858#2
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
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19877#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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~19872#3
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
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~19882#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~198813#1
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19892#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: P.J. (D melodeon).
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~19914#2
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
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~199114#2
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~199320#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~19939#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
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19942.5#1
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: (D harmonica).
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~19952.14#2
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle), Tony Crehan (concertina), Angela Crehan (whistle), Ita Crehan (whistle), P.J. Crotty (flute), Bobby Casey (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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~1996B.2#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
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~19966#1
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~199711#3
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
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~19981#2
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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~19995#4
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard).
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~20006#2
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Dun Na Ri Ceili Band.
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200213#2
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
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20084#2
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round…. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals).
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20097#1
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
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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 #1003 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #218 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #110 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #11 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 52 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 73 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As misc #27 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 49 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 52 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #80 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #5 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 81 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 131 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #23 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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