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Tune ID#1321 (Mist on the Meadow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mist on the Meadow about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcK (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):
Mist on the Meadow, The / Mist on the Meadows / The Mist on the Meadows / An Ceo ar an mBán / The Castlebar Races / Castlebar Races / The Castlebar Jig / The Castlebar Boy / The Thrush in the Straw / Thrush in the Strand / Thrush on the Strand / The Brown Girl's Sweet / The Moving Bogs of Powellsboro (3rd in set Jigs on JReidy 3; for 3rd figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on JRSLCB 2; 2nd in set The Belburry Hills on ESL 1, which in turn is mislabeled as Miss McClouds Reels / Rolling the Rye Grass; 1st in set Jigs on MCny 2) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part #4883; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Lost and Found #1947)
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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).
19372.5#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Eddie Meehan (flute).
194122#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Lough Gill Quartet.
195210#3
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
~19772.6#2
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
~19811.2#1
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: 1st time Charlie (fiddle).
~19811.3#3
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19904#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~19901.4#2
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute). For this tune: with Connie (fiddle).
19931.4#2
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~19941#2
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle).
~199717#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Breandan O'Hare (flute).
~199710#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
~19982.9#2
~19983#3
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
20021#2
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20037#3
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20104#1
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maid in the Meadow
KoKerry, SDI 2, ESL 1
Tripping Up the Stairs
JReidy 3, JRSLCB 2
Cook in the Kitchen
JMcK
MillpondIDM 1
Maid on the Green
KF
Rambler
HamHam
Ship in Full Sail
SRn 2
Paddy Clancy's
KHe
Walls of Liscarroll
HB 2
Cailleach an Airgid
MMlvy
Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy in LondonLinL
North Clare
COG 1
Legacy
SRn 2
Killavil Jig
CBt
Strike the Gay Harp
MCny 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 #234 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As jig #64 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #147 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #44 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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): 1937