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Tune ID#1373 (Munster Buttermilk)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Munster Buttermilk about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SatG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Munster Buttermilk / The Munster Buttermilk / An Bhláthach Mhuimhneach / The Sports of Multyfarnham / Siamsa Mhuilte Farannáin / Carty's (1st in set Jigs on JReidy 3; for 3rd figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on JRSLCB 2; 1st in set The Kilfenora Set on JCt 5; within arrangement Over by Midways on Boh 5) (also in G or A) (compare #137)
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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).
~196912#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: solo, but performer is not indicated in the printed matter.
1978B.6#2
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
~19811.3#1
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19931.2#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).
~199510#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: Paddy (fiddle).
~19967#3
[PS 5] Patrick Street. Cornerboys. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin), Ged Foley (guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes).
~199821#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (lilting).
~19983#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
199912#2
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
200112#2
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Dympna O'Sullivan (concertina).
~20031#2
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).
~20052#1
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (banjo).
~20072#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
~20082#2
[Boh 5] Bohola. Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, backing vocals, foot), Pat Broaders (vocals, bouzar, dordan).
~20092#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Munster Jig
SatG, SDI 2
Kitty Lie Over
KLO, GCB 2
Lilting Banshee
ECahill
Billy McCormick
PS 5
Gillan's Apples
AMacN 1
Lark on the Strand
KHys 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Tripping Up the Stairs
JReidy 3, JRSLCB 2
Humours of Lisheen
SDI 2
Sweet Biddy Daly
Whr
Kilfenora Jig
JCt 5
Out on the Ocean
Boh 5
Sheep in the Boat
MulcFam3

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.
On page 29 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #43 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 186 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As jig #4 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As misc #25 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 30 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #16 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 98 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 168 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As tune #242 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #41 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): 1958