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Tune ID#1178 (Maggie on the Shore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maggie on the Shore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording McDoB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maggie on the Shore / Maggie O'Rafferty / Maid on the Shore / Larry MacDonagh's Reel / Ríl Learaí Mhic Dhonnchadha
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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).
~196916#1
~19929#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Matt Molloy (flute).
19988#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Justin (F flute).
~20019#2
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Barry.
200714#2
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
~20147#3
[AGrnv 2] Aoife Granville. Sáimhín Só. Aoife Granville (flute, fiddle, fife, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss Monaghan
MMM
Jim Donoghue's
Lgcy
O'Rourke's
HOP
Fairy Reel
PotW
Drummerkane
AGrnv 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Otter's Holt
Lgcy

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1969