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Tune ID#1336 (Money Musk)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Money Musk about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WW 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Money Musk / Moneymusk / Monymusk (1st in set The Three Sisters Reels on DOEI and on TDrty) (Scottish settings are included here) (compare as fling #3269 and compare The Fermanagh Highland #2110)
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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).
192921#1
~19778#1
19929#1
~19931#1
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion). For this tune: with Maureen Doherty Macken (flute).
~200712#1
[OMcA] Oisín McAuley. Far from the Hills of Donegal. Oisín McAuley (fiddle, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Drowsy Maggie
DOEI, TDrty
Love Will You Marry Me
WW 1
Keel Row
ECst
Spey in Spate
OMcA

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 #1361 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #614 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 125 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 194 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 195 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [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