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Tune ID#47 (Battle of Aughrim)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Battle of Aughrim about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Battle of Aughrim, The / Battle of Aughrim / After the Battle of Aughrim / Cath Eachroma / Cath Eachdhruime (2nd in set Marches and Reels on ECoyKD) (setting on DCB 1 is different enough that it could be considered a distinct tune; only 1st part appears on SDI 3) (compare with 1st 2 parts of Welcome Home Royal Charlie #2044)

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
~19591#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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~19735#4 (6:01)
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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197819#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo, guitar).
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~19915#1
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
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19942.5#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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19968#1
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
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19977#1
[CTL 6] Cherish the Ladies. Threads of Time. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, vocals, fiddle, keyboards), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, whistle, bodhrán), Aoife Clancy (vocals, bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: Joanie (whistle).
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19995#1
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
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20003#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
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20004#1
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion). For this tune: with Barney McKenna (banjo).
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~20069#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
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~20133#2
[ECoyKD] Éamonn Coyne and Kris Drever. Storymap. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (guitar, vocals, mandolin). For this tune: with Simon Bradley (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 #118 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 149 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #119 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #68 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 21 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 20 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.
As tune #275 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1959