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Tune ID#1309 (Miss McGuiness)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McGuiness about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ev (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss McGuiness / Miss McGuinness / Ms. McGuiness / Iníon Mhic Aonghusa / Take Your Choice / Going to the Fair / Terence's Rambles / Jim Coleman's Favourite / Jim Coleman's / Miss Parr's Reel (also in D) (compare Miss McGuiness #937; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Flowers of Redhill #2419)
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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).
~19798#3
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: with Conal Ó Grada (flute).
~19854#2
[Boys 11] Boys of the Lough. To Welcome Paddy Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, banjo, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, harmonica, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: Cathal (flute).
~198711#1
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
~198913#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (Bb flute).
~19936#2
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Griffin (banjo).
~199413#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: with PJ Hayes (fiddle).
~199628#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Gerry Donogher (harmonica).
20001.14#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Nóra Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Áine Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Felim Ó Raghallaigh (flute), Micheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~20031.2#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Damien Stenson (C flute).
20065#2
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Ben Lennon (fiddle).
~20068#3
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
~20089#1
[Snchrd] Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond, Dáithí Sproule. Seanchairde. Old Friends. Dermy Diamond (fiddle), Tara Diamond aka Tara Bingham (flute), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).
20094#2
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: with Quentin Cooper (banjo).
~20101#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
~20147#3
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).
~201415#1
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Willie (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
McGreevy's Favourite
BlaMrl, MMcNmr 1
Boys on the Hilltop
Ev
Antrim Rose
Boys 11
Free and Easy
CKeane 1
An Fhuiseoigín Rua
CmA 1
Devaney's Goat
MMrch 2
Speckled Hen
DCB 1
Lass of Carracastle
DPss 2
Stony Steps
MMcNmr 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Sweetheart Reel
BlaMrl, MMcNmr 1
Ravelled Hank of Yarn
NcGvsky, RBysFam
Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
Boys 11
Reel of Mullinavat
MM 3
Callaghan's
CKeane 1
George White's Favourite
LaL
Paddy Gavin's
WFO 2
Stony Steps
Snchrd
Siobhán O'Donnell's
DPss 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 #1187 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1412 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #466 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #178 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 93 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #162 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1903