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Tune ID#1355 (Mouth of the Tobique)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mouth of the Tobique about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CFF 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mouth of the Tobique / The Mouth of the Tobique (3rd in set Mouth of the Tobique on SS 3) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to French-Canadian music.]
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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).
19924#2
[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian LemaƮtre. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian LemaƮtre (fiddle).
19921.20#2
~19936#1
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Kevin (fiddle).
~19971#3
[SS 3] Sharon Shannon. Each Little Thing. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with Michelle O'Brian (fiddle).
~200010#1
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
20022.4#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Liz Doherty (fiddle), Dave O'Neill (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dionne Reel
CFF 1, GL20
Dowd's Favourite
SS 3

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1992