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Tune ID#409 (Basket of Turf)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Basket of Turf about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Basket of Turf, The / The Creel of Turf / An Cliabh Móna / The Unfortunate Rake / An Réice Mí-ámharach / The Disconsolate Buck / Bundle and Go / Up Sligo / Up Sligo! / The Wee, Wee Man / The Wee Wee Man / The Wandering Harper / The Lass from Collegeland / The Lass from College Land / Michael Coleman's (1st in set Up Sligo on MC; 1st in set The Rocks of Bawn on WW 2; 1st in set Munster Buttermilk Selection on CrssCl; 2nd in set New Married Couple on MSHtn 4) (2nd part has 2 different settings; with a 3rd part on Lgcy; with 3 additional parts on McNamFam; also in A)

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
~19241.19#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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192615#1
[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. Frank Quinn (fiddle), Joe Maguire (accordion).
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19264#1
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Frank Quinn (fiddle).
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~197610#1
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
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19772#1
[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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199813#1
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
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19986#1
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~199811#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
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199913#1
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
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20006#1
[INS] Hammy Hamilton, Séamus Creagh, Con Ó Drisceoil. It's No Secret. Hammy Hamilton (flute, vocals), Séamus Creagh (fiddle, vocals), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, vocals, piano).
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20086#2
[MSHtn 4] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Lovers' Well. Shannon Heaton (vocals, flute, whistle), Matt Heaton (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán). For this tune: (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 #735 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #970 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #32 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 40 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #52 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 48 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 152 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On pages 26, 40, 54 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.
As jig #12 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 127 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #139 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #25 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As jig #40 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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