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Tune ID#638 (Five-Mile Chase)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Five-Mile Chase about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Five-Mile Chase, The / The Five Mile Chase / Five Mile Chase / The Four-Hand Reel / The Four Hand Reel / Lamb on the Mountain / The Wild Fire Chase / Ballyvaughan / The Ballyvaughan / Corporal Casey / Corporal Casey's Favourite / Miss Gardner / Lady Gardner's Troops / Lady Gardener's Reel / The Yellowhaired Laddie / The Yellow-haired Laddie / Parnell's Reel (mislabeled as London Lassies on FTIM reissue) (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
192618#2
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band: Daniel J. Murphy (pipes),Michael C. Hanafin (fiddle), Thomas Ryan (fiddle), Daniel P. Moroney (piccolo), Dan Sullivan (pipes).
Go to Album
19271.7#2
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Tom Gannon (fiddle).
Go to Album
192819#2
[BFair] Ballinasloe Fair. Early Recordings of Irish Music in America. Michael Cashin (fiddle).
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196015#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
Go to Album
~19711.11#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Sean McGuire (fiddle).
Go to Album
19745#1
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Gussie (whistle).
Go to Album
~19748#4
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
Go to Album
~19764#2
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran).
Go to Album
198311#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (whistle).
Go to Album
~198510#3
[Ch BIH] The Chieftains. Music from "Ballad of the Irish Horse". Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle).
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~19883#2
[SWW] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: (flute), (flute).
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~19921#4
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
Go to Album
199510#2
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Micheal McMenamin (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19969#1
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle).
Go to Album
199810#3
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
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~19991#2
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
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~199921#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Seamus Quinn (fiddle), James McDonagh (flute).
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20011#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
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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 #1554 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #767 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #152 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 162 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #9 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 21 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #55 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 34 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #100 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #26 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): 1903