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Tune ID#114 (Bank of Ireland)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bank of Ireland about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bank of Ireland, The / Bank of Ireland / Banc na hÉireann / The Banks of Ireland / [misspelled as:] The Band of Ireland (also 2nd part singled, or both parts singled) (compare Spike Island Lassies #1807)
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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).
19242.10#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Tom J. Morrison (flute), T. Higgins (fiddle).
194215#2
19677#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
19671#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
~19728#1
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
~197510#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
19768#2
[JsMcD] Josie McDermott. Darby's Farewell. Josie McDermott (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (lilting).
~19765#1
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19793#4
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
19903#2
[BF] Bards of a Feather. Homeward Way. Josh Culley (harp, whistle, flute, pipes, Highland pipes, accordion, recorder, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán, Scottish snare, vocals), Susanna Perry (fiddle, vocals, recorder), Barry Gilmore (guitar, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, vocals, bodhrán), David Heiser (guitar, vocals, concertina, bodhrán).
~199010#2
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
~19937#1
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
~19973#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
199811#2
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
19988#4
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19981#1 (0:34)
[JKn 6] James Keane and Friends. Live in Dublin. James Keane (accordion).
~19991#3
[CTL 7] Cherish the Ladies. At Home. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Aoife Clancy (vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Donna Long (piano, synthesizer, fiddle, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle, concertina).
~200220#2
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
201211#3
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Torn Petticoat
KB Pr, KB IC
Mary O'Neill's Fancy
JWh 2, JWh 6
Scholar
GD
Collier's Reel
JsMcD
Repeal of the Union
BF
Farewell to Connaught
Shskn 10
Bird Feeder
CTL 7
Seán Reid's
RBPOL 2
Old Copperplate
PDArcy
Played beforeOn Albums
Woman of the House
PitS, ItS, BC 4
Dairy Maid
TMacMn 1, TP 2
Dan Breen's
JKn 3, JKn 6
Ballinamore Reel
JWh 2, JWh 6
Ships Are Sailing
PJConlon
Miss Crawford
BF
Galway Rambler
Shskn 10
Grandpa Tommy's Ceílí Band
CTL 7
Miss Thornton's
RBPOL 2

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 #1186 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #465 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 48 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 93 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #60 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #7 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #56 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): 1903