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Tune ID#1066 (Lad's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lad's Favorite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MLIIA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lad's Favorite / Lad O'Beirne's / Lad O Beirne's / Lad O'Beirne's Favourite / Lad O'Beirne's Geese in the Bog (1st in set Nuala's Bonnet on OCG) (also singled)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19818#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
199017#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle), Martin Wynne (fiddle).
~200515#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
20078#3
[WTPO] Norah Rendell and Brian Miller. Wait There Pretty One. Norah Rendell (vocals, flute, whistle), Brian Miller (guitar).
~200911#1
[OCG] Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford. On Common Ground. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (pipes), (flute).
~20116#3
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gathering Sheep
MulcFam2
Limestone Rock
WTPO
Morning Dew
DdBzz
Played beforeOn Albums
Leinster Buttermilk
ApW, MLIIA
Old Maids of Galway
MulcFam2
Silver Strand
OCG

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981