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Tune ID#1179 (Maggie Pickens)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maggie Pickens 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 (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):
Maggie Pickens / Maggie Pickie / Maggie Pickin's (1st in set The Pride of Ulster on WW 1) (also in G or D, and with a wide range of differences in the 2nd part) (compare Maggie Pickie #6457 with an offset of one beat; compare 1st part with 1st part of Tom Billy's #3777 and compare 1st part with 1st part of slide Whole Chicken in the Soup #2068)
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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).
192812#1
192814#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. The Four Provinces Orchestra.
~19936#1
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
200812#1
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
~20087#1
[Snchrd] Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond, Dáithí Sproule. Seanchairde. Old Friends. Dermy Diamond (fiddle), Tara Diamond aka Tara Bingham (flute), Dáithí Sproule (guitar). For this tune: Tara (flute).
~201111#1
[DBrder] Dan Brouder. "The Lark's Air". Dan Brouder (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: with Donal O'Sullivan (Eb flute), Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~201413#2
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Louden's Bonnie Braes
MMcNmr 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Cameron's Wife
WW 1, IDM 1
Nelly Mahony's
RBys 3
Con McGinley's Highland
Snchrd
Turn Hill
DBrder

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 #114 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [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): 1928