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Tune ID#1311 (Miss Monaghan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Monaghan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Monaghan / Miss Monaghan's / Miss Monaghans / Miss Monaghan's Reel / Miss Monahan's Reel / Iníon Uí Mhuimhneacháin / Ríl Iníon Ní Mhonacháin / Mal Ní Mhuineacháin / The Green Fields to America / Stormy Weather / Belles of Tipperary / The Belles of Tipperary / Connacht Lasses / The Connacht Lasses / The Connacht Star / Kerry Star / The Kerry Star / Terry's Ramble / The Barrow Castle / The Blea-berry Blossom / The Bleaberry Blossom / The Dandy Girl / The Dandy Lass / The Dandy Lasses / The Four Courts of Dublin / The Green Fields to America / Jackson's Welcome to Cork / The White-Haired Piper / Johnny Shooting in the Glen / Lamont's Reel / Lamont's / O'Connell in Clare (2nd in set The Pigeon on the Gate on MC; 2nd in set Selection of Reels on FidDel; 2nd in set Temple House on LinL; for 7th figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (also in A or G, also 1st part singled)
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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).
~19042.4#1
19222.13#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
193313#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Margaret McNiff-Locke (melodeon), Mary McNiff-Locke (banjo).
193313#2
[FidDel] The Fiddler's Delight. Rare 78rpm Irish Fiddle Recordings 1921-1945. Louis E. Quinn (fiddle), James O'Beirne (fiddle), Patrick Lynch (accordion).
194017#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Séamus Ennis (C# pipes).
~19538#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Johnny Doherty (fiddle).
~19571.13#2
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
~19581#1
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
19671.5#1
19731#5 (7:52)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
~197515#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
197713#2
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
~19779#3
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C pipes).
19783#2
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Tony Linnane (fiddle).
~1978B.9#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19797#2
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
~19812.5#2
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: Charlie (fiddle).
~19831#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
~19861.4#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
19911.6#1
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast. (A whistle).
~19929#1
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Matt Molloy (flute).
~199314#1
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals).
~1996B.7#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~20015#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~200716#1
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Peter (flute).
~200716#3
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
~200814#2
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: with Peter Horan (flute).
~20125#1
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle).
20157#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: Nathan (fiddle).
~201514#1
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

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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 #71 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #1312 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #575 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #158 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #50 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 40 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 75 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #93 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #12 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
On page 193 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #49 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 45 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 71 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #220 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 17 of [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): 1886