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Tune ID#1227 (Market Day)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Market Day about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Market Day, The / Stay for Another While / Stay Another While / Fan go Fóilleach / Stay and Have Another One / The Fair-haired Girl / The Fair Haired Girl / The Dark Girl in Blue / Mary Delaney / McGlynn's (1st of 3 tunes in set Kitty Gone Amilking / Tom Billy's on LaL) (also doubled; could also be considered as in Mixolydian) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
19409#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~197315#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19983#2
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
~199813#3
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
20001.1#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~20032#2
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Flowing Bowl
JMcE
John Naughton's
LN 2
Murphy's
CarbQ 1
Played beforeOn Albums
I Have No Money
SE 2
Bucks of Oranmore
SE 6
Kitty Gone a Milking
LaL

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 #127 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #33 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As tune #60 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As reel #197 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): 1940