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Tune ID#118 (Banks of Newfoundland)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Banks of Newfoundland about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Banks of Newfoundland, The / Banks of Newfoundland / Bruacha Thalamh an Éisc / The Fairy Jig / Paddy Conneely's Jig / Port Pháidí Uí Chonaola / Derryvilla Hill (1st in set Gillespie's on SBw; 2nd in set Connaught Jigs on ECoy 1) (also in D) (differs from Streams of Killanspig #7129 only in bars 3 and 4 of each phrase)
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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).
19282.13#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
19285#1
~19721.28#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19773#1
198710#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
~19963#1
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
~19974#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~20011#2
[SBJM 1] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Ragairne (Revelling at Night). Seamus Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar). For this tune: (melodeon).
~20021#2
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin). For this tune: with Tom Morrow (fiddle).
~200915#3
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
~20117#2
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Bríd O'Donohue (flute), Liam O'Brien (concertina).
20151#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
SBJM 1
Tay in the Bog
ECoy 1
Humours of Rahey
MulcFam3
Coming of Spring
BODFam
Gaelic Club
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Woodford Jig
ECst
Nora Crionna
EMlny
Drummond Castle
SBw
Mysteries of Knock
Shskn 10
Maid in the Meadow
SBJM 1
Doberman's Wallet
ECoy 1
Lark on the Strand
CplySt

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 #319 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #8 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As jig #120 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #204 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1907