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Tune ID#1278 (Michael Gorman's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Michael Gorman's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Michael Gorman's / Bells of Tipperary / The Tipperary Hills (1st in set Medley of Slip Jigs on PJConlon; 1st in set Michael Gorman's on BB 2, mislabeled as The Laurel Tree on some reissues; as Gan Ainm on DLyn) (also in C) (compare Tipperary Hills #3736)
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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).
19232.7#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
19766#1
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
19765#1
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
~20044#3
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
20153#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
~20154#2
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
East Along the Road
DLyn
Miss Johnstone's Mazurka
CplySt
James Kelly's
JPmpls
Played beforeOn Albums
Cúnla
BB 2, BB 6
Top It Off
PJConlon
Silver Slipper
DLyn
Cucanandy
CplySt

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 #103 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #88 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.

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): 1923