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Tune ID#1408 (New Lough Isle Castle)

Transcription of first 2 bars of New Lough Isle Castle about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TDMI (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
New Lough Isle Castle, The / Lough Isle Castle / John in the Mist / Sean Sa Cheo (3rd in set Sean in the Fog on Lu 5) (compare with 1st 2 parts of Sean sa Cheo #1750)
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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).
~195313#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Johnny Doherty (fiddle).
197414#2
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
~19811#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
20036#3
[Lu 5] Lúnasa. The Kinnitty Sessions. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
20139#2
[SunBanks] Edel Fox and Neill Byrne. The Sunny Banks. Edel Fox (concertina, fiddle), Neill Byrne (fiddle). For this tune: Neill (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
March of the Mín á Toitean Bull
JD 3
Monaghan Twig
KOS
Come Back with My Bloody Car
Lu 5
Pigeon on the Gate
SunBanks

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): 1953