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Tune ID#1318 (Miss Thornton's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Thornton's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Thornton's / Miss Thornton's Reel / Miss Thornton / Miss Thorton's / Miss Thorton / Iníon Uí Dhroighneáin / House on a Hill / The House on the Hill / House on the Hill / Coming through the Field / Coming thro' the Field / Coming through the Fields / Through the Fields / Thro' the Fields / Down the Hill / Down the Street / The Boat Street Lasses / The Bout Street Lasses / The Maid of the Forest / Maid of the Forest / Lady Anna Hope / The Creeping Mouse / Spike Island Lasses / Salamanca / The Salamanca / O'Loughlin's Reel / O'Loughlin's (appears at the end of the arrangement of the song Phil the Fluter's Ball on PJConlon; 2nd in set The Moving Bogs Medley on WW 1; mislabeled as Reevey Johnson on KHe; 3rd in set Within a Mile o' Jamestown on MMlvy) (also in D or C) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Music at the Gate #1379)
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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).
~19242.9#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
19281.4#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals).
193022#2
193625#3
~196220#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: Johnny Henry (fiddle).
~1978A.5#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19794#2
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
~198618#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
~19901.3#2
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute). For this tune: with Paul McGrattan (flute).
~19923#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
~19939#2
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Joe Madden (accordion).
~19933#4
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
19967#3
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
~19965#2
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: with Paddy Canny (fiddle), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle).
~19965#1
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: (melodeon).
~19969#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute). For this tune: (fiddle, Eb flute).
19971#2
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion).
~200220#3
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
20031#1
[Mona] Live at Mona's. Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Cillian Vallely (pipes), Brian Holleran (flute).
~20038#3
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20075#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: (banjo), (C melodeon).
~20088#2
[BMc 2] Billy McComiskey. Outside the Box. Billy McComiskey (accordion).

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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 #1266 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #534 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #172 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 108 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 193 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #200 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #61 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #222 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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