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Tune ID#1154 (Ardara Girls)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ardara Girls about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording VCbl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Highland16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ardara Girls, The / Cailíní Ard a'Rátha / Cailini Ard a' Ratha (described as a schottische in book MM and as a strathspey in book Sc titled Lord Lyndoch, both of which show a significantly different 2nd part)
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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).
~20052.6#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~20123#1
[A PG] Altan. Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
An Doras Cúl
A PG

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 #26 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As misc #9 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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