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Tune ID#446 (Wild Irishman)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wild Irishman about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wild Irishman, The / The Daisy Field / The Daisyfield / Daisy Field / The Daisy Fields / Páirc na Nóiníní / The Irish Girl / An Cailín Gaelach / David's Delight / Danny O'Donnell's Reel (also doubled) (compare The Broken Bridge #233)

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
19298#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Packie Dolan (fiddle).
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193515#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
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~19584#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Tom Turkington (fiddle).
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19601.10#2
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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196515#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann (fiddle).
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~19777#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~19821#2
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
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~19821.2#2
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Kevin Burke.
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~19897#1
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
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~19891.5#1
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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~199312#2
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Tommy Peoples and Siobhan Peoples (fiddle).
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~19971#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Kevin Burke.
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~199910#4
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
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200511#2
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (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 #1270 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #538 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #171 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 109 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 109 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #64 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [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