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Tune ID#1198 (Maids of Tullyknockbrine)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maids of Tullyknockbrine about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DD 6 (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):
Maids of Tullyknockbrine, The / James Byrne's / Jamesy Byrnes' Downfall / Jimmy Byrne's / The Rat in the Hatch / Rat in the Thatch / Paddy's Trip to Scotland (2nd in set John Doherty's Selection on JJK)
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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).
~19736#2
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~198314#2
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
19852.2#1
[DD 6] Dé Danann. Anthem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, viola, piano), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Martin O'Connor (accordion), Johnny McDonagh (bodhrán), Mary Bergin (whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Mary Black (vocals), Dolores Keane (vocals).
19874#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~19915#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
19957#2
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul McGrattan (C flute).
20037#3
[LLses 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Peter Baillie
JJK, CA
Kitty Sean's Barndance
DMeehan, LLses 2
Spey in Spate
PG 2
President Garfield
WaMoDub
Played beforeOn Albums
Dinky's
DD 6
Pretty Peggy
PG 2
Otter's Holt
WaMoDub

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 #277 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #192 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 96 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1973