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Tune ID#744 (Golden Eagle)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Golden Eagle about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ECst (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Golden Eagle, The (1st in set Humours of Galway on FG 3; for 5th figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on JRSLCB 2) (also in A or F)

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
~195829#2
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
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~197716#3
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~198813#1
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
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~19893#1
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
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~19909#1
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~199014#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
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199410#2
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
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19953#1
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul McGrattan (B flute).
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~199610#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19985#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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~199810#1
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle).
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~19986#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
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~199912#1
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion).
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~200011#1
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
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20018#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (low whistle).
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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 hp #3 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #76 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 205 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #27 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #285 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1958