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Tune ID#1168 (Lucy Campbell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lucy Campbell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32ABCDD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lucy Campbell / Lucy Campbell's / Miss Lucy Campbell / Lucy Cambell / Miss Louisa Campbell's Delight / Miss Lucia Campbell / Ríl Lucy Campbell / Luighseach Chaimbéal / Ríl Luighseach Chaimbéal / The Dear Meal Is Cheap / The Dear Meal / Leap Year / The Leap Year / Cairngorum (2nd in set Away We Go Again on Ch 7; 1st in set Miss McDonald on MHyDLd 1) (also in A or G, also without 3rd and 4th parts) (compare as song The Bridal O't)
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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).
192412#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Michael Gallagher (pipes).
19351.20#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
~19583#1
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
~195912#1
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
~19593#1
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with Peadar O'Loughlin.
~19621.7#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
19675#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Tony McMahon (accordion), Martin Byrnes (fiddle), Andy Boyle (fiddle).
~19741#2
19766#1
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: 1st time Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19769#2
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19771#2
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19861.1#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
199712#3
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Paddy Glackin (fiddle).
199812#1
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199816#1
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
~199816#2
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle).
200014#5
[MnMcG] Manus McGuire. Saffron and Blue. Manus McGuire (fiddle).
20001.7#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Noel Hill (concertina).
20015#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20018#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
~20025#2
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (pipes), John (pipes).
~20023#3
[Boh 3] Bohola. Bohola. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion), Sean Cleland (fiddle, viola, baritone fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, bouzouki, vocals).
~20021.7#2
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
200314#1
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
~200417#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~200510#1
[CTrsh] Ciaran Tourish. Down the Line. Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle).
~20089#2
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~20084#1
[OCHrn 1] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).
200910#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Sean Vaughan, David Sanders, Eddie Moloney, Ian Lambe.
~200916#3
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
~20125#3
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle).

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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 87 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #154 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #185 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #13 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 121 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #16 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On pages 39-40 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 62-63 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #187 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #87 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As reel #53 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1924