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Tune ID#52 (Air Tune)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Air Tune about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Tri 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Air Tune, The (composed by Liz Carroll)

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
~19956#1
[Tri 2] Trian. Trian II. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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19996#1
[LD 1] Liz Doherty. Last Orders. Liz Doherty (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.
On page 79 of [LC] Liz Carroll. Collected. [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): 1995