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Tune ID#1076 (Lady Montgomery)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lady Montgomery about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOS 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lady Montgomery / Mary O'Neill's Favourite / Mary O'Neill's / Denis Igoe's Reel (as Gan Ainm on JOS 1; 1st in set Mayo Reels on PMcG 1) (also in G or A; with 2nd part as intro on Tda 3)
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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).
~19879#2
[JOS 1] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Invasion. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes). For this tune: with Seamus Egan (flute).
19901#2
[A RC] Altan. The Red Crow. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki).
~19924#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19938#1
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
~19961#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~20061#1
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mary O'Neill's Fancy
JOS 1
Drunken Tinker
A RC
Tailor's Twist
PMcG 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Mint in the Corn
JOS 1
Merry Harriers
A RC
Eddie Moloney's
PMcG 1
Duke of Leinster
CKeane 1
Seán sa Cheo
ECotter
Follow Me Down to Carlow
Tda 3

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As reel #511 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #93 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): 1987