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Tune ID#1202 (Mairi's Wedding)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mairi's Wedding about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book Cobb (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
March16D Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mairi's Wedding / Jack Sweeney's (also in A, also as polka in E)
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Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19944#4

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

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Banish Misfortune
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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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #270 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As other #17 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As misc #9 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1992