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Tune ID#1286 (Micko Russell's Slide)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Micko Russell's Slide about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ICTM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Micko Russell's Slide / Micho Russell's Slide / Micho Russell's Jig / Micho Russell's / Micko Russells / Michael Russell's / An Old Jig from Murroogh / Callaghan's Slide / Sleamhnán Uí Cheallacháin / Callaghans / The Clare Slide / Clare Jig (2nd in set Micko Russell's Slides on Ev; 1st in set Let Down the Blade on Drv 2; 3rd in set Three Slides on PS 7) (also as jig)
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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).
~197212#1
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. Micho Russell (whistle).
~19752.5#1
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19793#2
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~19933#1
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
~199513#1
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
19987#3
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~20026#3
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (flute), John (flute), Dezi Donnelly (fiddle) and/or Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle).
20079#2
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute).
201212#2
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Sean (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
If I Had a Wife
Ev, PS 7
Farewell to Whalley Range
AFL
An Chóisir
Aths 1
An Seanduine Dóite
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Banshee
ICTM
Patsy Geary's
MR 6
Crossroads Fling
Drv 2
Padraig O'Keefe's Favourite
Aths 1

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 #52 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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): 1972