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Tune ID#1092 (Lark on the Strand)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lark on the Strand about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lark on the Strand, The / Lark on the Strand / The Lark in the Strand / An Fhuiseog ar an Trá / Drumraney Lass / Paddy the Post / Paddy Hughes' Jig (1st in set Lark on the Strand on Drv 5; 1st in set The Connemara Jigs and 3rd in set The Burren Flowers on LitN) (also in D or E or A, also singled) (setting on WmMully is more like #1836 in its 2nd part) (compare The Stolen Purse #1836)
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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).
19264#1
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
~19631#2
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute).
~19753#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Thomas Keenan (whistle).
~19972#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Davy Maguire (flute).
~19997#1
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals). For this tune: 1st time (guitar).
~20002#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
20019#3
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (flute).
~20012.10#3
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Grey Larsen (flute).
~20024#3
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar). For this tune: Christy (Eb whistle).
~20028#2
[SQGH] Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings. Slán le Loch Eirne. Stories to Tell. Séamus Quinn (fiddle, melodeon, viola, piano), Gary Hastings (flute).
~20044#2
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Randal (guitar).
~20055#3
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
200613#3
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~20062.14#3
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Tim Britton (flute).
~20098#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
20151#3
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maguire's Kick
GrHs, WFO 1
Bímís ag Ól
OMBFMO, MulcFam2
'Sé Fáth Mo Bhuartha
Ch 1
Butlers of Glen Avenue
LitN
Edward the Seventh
SQGH
Port Chúil Aodha
Ovld
Woods of Old Limerick
MOR 2
Haunted House
WFO 3
Banks of Newfoundland
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Man Dillon
WmMully
Munster Cloak
Ch 1
Jig of Slurs
CBt
Fraher's
Drv 5
Lark in the Morning
LitN
Bank of Turf
WFO 3
Diplodocus
LmKlly

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 tune #7 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 31 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As jig #33 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #167 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #9 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #197 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): 1926