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Tune ID#1069 (Ladies' Choice)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ladies' Choice about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ladies' Choice / Lady's Choice / Rogha na mBan (1st in set Ladies' Choice on FG 3; 1st in set The Lady's Choice Set on BCB 2; from the suite An Island Wedding, described as a barndance on FG 3) (composed by Charlie Lennon)
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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).
~198912#1
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
~19998#1
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Ladies' Choice
FG 3
John Brennan's
BCB 2

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): 1989