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Tune ID#1340 (Morning Dew)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Morning Dew 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 ?
Reel24ABCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Morning Dew, The / Morning Dew / The Hare in the Heather / Hare among the Heather / The Hare among the Heather / Giorria sa bhFraoch (1st in set Alternate Routes on LTC 1; 3rd in The Hare in the Heather Set on PttW) (also in D Major; 3rd part is switched with 1st part on AIC1 and AIC2) (compare Morning Dew #2512)
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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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[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle), unknown (accordion, saxophone, banjo).
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[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. Eleanor Kane (piano).
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[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Michael Gorman, Margaret Barry.
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[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
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[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
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[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
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[ItS] In the Smoke. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
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[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Tommy Flynn (fiddle).
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[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
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[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
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[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
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[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
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[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. James Kelly (fiddle).
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[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano).
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[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Kevin (fiddle).
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[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
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[LC 4] Liz Carroll. Lake Effect. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
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[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals).
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[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).
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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 #198 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #21 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 166 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On pages 196-197 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 16 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #54 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 46 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 74-75 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #225 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 89 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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): 1927