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Tune ID#844 (Home Ruler)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Home Ruler about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BHIW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Home Ruler, The / Home Ruler / The Homeruler / The Home Rule / Fear an Rialtais Dúchais / McCollum's Hornpipe / Frank McCollum's / McCollum's / Daniel O'Connell - The Home Ruler / Daniel O'Connell, the Home Ruler / Daniel O'Connell / The Hangman's Noose / The Hangmans Noose / The Fairies / Sean Ryan's / Pat Galvin's Hornpipe / The Burning of the Lime (1st in set Bealach an Doirín on Ch B; for 6th figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2) (also with parts reversed) (composed by Frank McCollum (last name also spelled as:) McCollam / McCallum / McCallom / McCallam)

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
~19724#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
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197811#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
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~197910#1
[BHIW] Dolores Keane & John Faulkner. Broken Hearted I'll Wander. Dolores Keane (vocals, concertina, flute ,whistle, hurdy gurdy, bodhrán), John Faulkner (vocals, guitar, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time John (bouzouki).
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~19799#1
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
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~19795#1
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
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19931.6#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon).
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~199311#2
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
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~19968#1
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
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~19973#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Brian McAteer (fiddle).
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~19981#2
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
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~199812#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
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~19999#1
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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200017#1
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
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20016#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
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~20021.6#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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~200510#2
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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200715#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle).
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20073#1
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute).
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~20073#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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~200910#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
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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 #68 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 117 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 74 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #283 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #74 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As other #6 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 206 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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): 1972