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Tune ID#1350 (Mountain Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain Road about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (track 6) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mountain Road, The / Mountain Road / Bóthar an Chnoic / Bóthar an Phortaigh (omitted from contents listing on JV, where one might therefore read the title as The London Lasses; 3rd in set Glentown on SS 1; 3rd in set The Worlds End on Drv 4; follows The Devils of Dublin on track 7 of MtRd; for 2nd figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2; 2nd in set Mountain Road on MSCB; 1st in set Mountain Rambler on MSHtn 4) (also with up to 6 parts, also with parts doubled, also in G or F or E or Bb) (composed by Michael Gorman)
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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).
~19552.6#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Willie Clancy (pipes), Michael Gorman (fiddle).
~19612.11#3
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
~19621#1
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
196420#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Julia Clifford (fiddle), Billy Clifford (flute).
19682.7#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
~197422#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~197614#1
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
19786#2
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~19781#1
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
~19891.5#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
~19911#3
[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle). For this tune: Sharon (accordion, fiddle).
199218#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19938#1
[4MD 2] Four Men and a Dog. Shifting Gravel. Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo), Gino Lupari (percussion, vocals), Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Conor Keane (accordion), Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle).
~199319#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion). For this tune: with Maureen Doherty Macken (flute), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mary Coogan (banjo).
~19968#3
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
19972.11#3
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~199716#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
19987#1
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19989#3
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~199927#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), James Murray (flute), with Kevin Brehony (piano).
~19997#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. James McDonagh (flute), with Seamus Quinn (piano).
20001#2
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
20002.18#2
20011#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~200110#3
[PK 4] Paddy Keenan, Tommy O'Sullivan. The Long Grazing Acre. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~20021.2#2
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
200710#2
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle).
20089#1
[MSHtn 4] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Lovers' Well. Shannon Heaton (vocals, flute, whistle), Matt Heaton (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~201115#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
20143#2
[CtlnCrn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Caitlín Ciarán. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).
~20141#3
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).
~20154#2
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

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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 #38 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #14 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #39 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As reel #8 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #20 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 47 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As reel #13 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 77 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #227 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1955