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Tune ID#1294 (Millpond)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Millpond about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Millpond, The / The Mill Pond / Lochán An Mhuilinn / Shores of Lough Gill / The Lough Gill / The Cashel Jig / Paddy Cartys (1st in set The Churn of Buttermilk on CtL)
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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).
194122#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Lough Gill Quartet.
~19797#1
~198113#2
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Pat Keogh (fiddle).
~198113#1
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
~19956#1
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~19987#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mike (flute).
20001.6#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band.
~20022#2
[EON] Eoin O'Neill. In Session. Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki, fiddle).
~20031.21#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Harry McGowan (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wandering Minstrel
BMc 1
Statia Donnelly's
EON
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist on the Meadow
IDM 1
Gillan's Apples
CtL
Battering Ram
KC 1
Leitrim Jig
MMR 2
Stan Chapman's
LaL
Old Grey Goose
BICM
Brendan Tonra's
WFO 2

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 #47 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #18 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 4 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #71 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #76 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #55 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1941