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Tune ID#1210 (Marbhna Luimni)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Marbhna Luimni / Caoineach Luimnigh / Limerick's Lamentation / Lament for Limerick / The Lament for Limerick / Lochaber No More / Farewell to Lochaber, Farewell to My Jean (also in A or D) (compare Clothiers March #5345)
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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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[TOCn] Tomás Ó Canaínn. With Pipe and Song. Tomás Ó Canaínn (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
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[MCrtch] Matt Cranitch. Éistigh Seal. Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
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[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
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[Ch CH] The Chieftains. The Celtic Harp. A Tribute to Edward Bunting with the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
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[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
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[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Noel Hill (concertina).
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[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Patrick (C pipes).
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[Boh 5] Bohola. Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, backing vocals, foot), Pat Broaders (vocals, bouzar, dordan).
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[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
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[CtlnCrn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Caitlín Ciarán. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle). For this tune: Ciarán (fiddle).
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According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1980