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Tune ID#1313 (Miss Patterson's Slipper)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Patterson's Slipper about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Patterson's Slipper / Miss Patterson's Slippers / Miss Patterson / Master Crowley's / Master Crowley's No. 1 / Master Crowley / Master Crowley's Reel / Crowley's Reel / Shark's Favorite / Clarke's Favorite / John Bowe's / Na Coinnle Corra / The Bluebells / Raymond Roland's (1st in set Master Crowley's Reels on HG and IFM and JKn 5; 1st in alternating pair of tunes labeled Miss Patterson's Slippers on JD 4 and labeled Miss Patterson's Slipper on NMCMM and in book NF; 1st in set Miss Patterson's Slippers on Beg 1) (also played 1st part single, or both parts single; also in D Dorian) (compare John Doherty setting #4686)
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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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[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. Eleanor Kane (piano).
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[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
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[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
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[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
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[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. James Keane (accordion).
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[LC 2] Liz Carroll. Liz Carroll. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. Maria Terres (fiddle).
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[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Joe Burke (accordion).
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[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
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[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
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[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer).
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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 #1407 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #227 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #44 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 133 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 71 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #81 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #71 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 16 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 44 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 72 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #200 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #143 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1903