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Tune ID#1111 (Leading Role)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Leading Role about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Tri 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Leading Role, The (2nd in set The Trip to Barbados / An Turas go Barbados on JCnly 2; 1st in set The Leading Role on OCG; 1st in set Ceapaval on ECoyKD) (also in G) (composed by Liz Carroll)
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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).
~19917#2
[Tri 1] Trian. Trian. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
199216#2
~199811#2
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon), with Nóirín Ní Ghrádaigh (fiddle).
~20095#1
[OCG] Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford. On Common Ground. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: Kevin (flute).
~20131#2
[ECoyKD] Éamonn Coyne and Kris Drever. Storymap. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (guitar, vocals, mandolin). For this tune: 1st time Éamonn (banjo), then with Megan Henderson (fiddle), Alan Kelly (piano accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
That's Right Too
Tri 1, DOEI, JCnly 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Little Man with the Brown Shoes
OCG

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 page 29 of [LC] Liz Carroll. Collected. [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): 1991