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Tune ID#1161 (Louden's Bonnie Braes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Louden's Bonnie Braes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (transposed up to A) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Louden's Bonnie Braes / Loudon's Braes Are Bonnie / Loudens Braes So Bonnie / Louden's Braes Are Bonnie / Louden's Bonny Woods / Bonnie Scotland / Bonny Scotland / Highland a' Choiligh / Highland á Choiligh / Highland a' Coille / Lord Moira / The Earl of Moira's Welcome to Scotland / The Bundoran Highland / Indian Polka / The Boys of Knock (the entire track on RtHaMtD was originally titled Highland Fling Medley; 2nd in set Thistle and Shamrock on MG) (also in D or G, also as reel or hornpipe) (compare strathspey Lord Moira's Welcome to Scotland and Knocktoran Fair, both included here)
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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).
19273#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Tom Morrison (flute), Jack Reynolds (tambourine).
192911#3
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
194611#2
~195321#1
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien, Derrane.
199412#1
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Paul (accordion).
~19983#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (accordion).
~20048#1
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
~20051.23#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~20092.30#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
201415#2
[ANCPOC] Aoife Ní Chaoimh, Paudie O'Connor. Didn't She Dance and Dance. Sliabh Luachra Music on Fiddle and Accordion. Aoife Ní Chaoimh (fiddle), Paudie O'Connor (accordion).
~201413#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sweet Flowers of Miltown
IDM 1
Thistle and Shamrock
MG
New Mailcoach
RtHaMtD
Charlie Mulvihill's
ANCPOC
Played beforeOn Albums
Stirling Castle
JDJO
Watchmaker
MG
Pat Ward's
MvC 1
Midnight Hornpipe
MMR 2
Bill O'Malley's
OHrth
Maggie Pickens
MMcNmr 3

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 #287 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #289 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #4 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1927