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Tune ID#1191 (Maids in the Meadow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maids in the Meadow about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DMa (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maids in the Meadow / The Maid in the Meadow / An Gearrchaile sa Mhóinéar / The Dream of Home / An Tnúthán i nDiadh an Bhaile / Michael Relihan's / Michael Relihans / Mick Relihan's Reel / Relihan's / Tin Whistle / Feadóg Stáin (1st in set Belles of Tipperary on SRn 1) (also in Major)
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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).
~19899#1
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle).
~19909#3
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~19957#2
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
19968#2
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
~19974#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Kevin Crawford (flute).
200414#2
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina), (fiddle).
20063#2
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
20062#3
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20155#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes).
20168#2
[ACwMoss] Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown. All Covered with Moss. Alison Perkins (fiddle, vocals), Nicolas Brown (B pipes, B flute). For this tune: Alison (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dillon's Fancy
KC 1, GL1
Sean Maguire's
DMa
Out on the Road
SC
John McGinley's
RogRd
Lilies in the Field
MOR 2
Game of Love
MMrch 2
Dublin Lads
CplySt
Paddy Fahy's Reel
ACwMoss
Played beforeOn Albums
Toss the Feathers
KC 1, GL1
An Ceolchumann
SRn 1
Gorman's
SC
Mother and Child Reel
MOR 2

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 reel #608 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1989