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Tune ID#1079 (Laird O'Drumblair Strathspey)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Laird O'Drumblair Strathspey about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Strathspey32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Laird O'Drumblair Strathspey, The / The Laird of Drumblaire (also singled, also as hornpipe and as reel) (composed by J. Scott Skinner) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Scottish music.]
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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).
197511#2
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tommy Peoples (fiddle), then whole band, faster.
~197610#4
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
1984A.4#3
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar). For this tune: Aly (fiddle).
~19884#1
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
19921#3
[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hector the Hero
BB 1
Donegal Lassies
AMPR
Brisk Bob
CFF 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Baker
AMPR
Fairy Dance
Boys 12

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.
On pages 162-163 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 14 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [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): 1975