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Tune ID#1426 (Noisy Curlew)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Noisy Curlew about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DOEI (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Noisy Curlew, The / Jack McGuire's / Jack Maguire's / Ríl Sheáin Mhig Uidhir / Roger Sherlock's / Sherlock's Fancy / Conlon's Dream (2nd in set F Stop on MSHtn 1; 3rd in Good Morning Nightcap Set on PttW) (also singled, also in C)
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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).
19921#1
[DOEI] Dear Old Erin's Isle. Irish Traditional Music from America. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (flute).
~19937#3
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with John Wiliams (concertina), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~19942.5#3
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Joanie Madden (flute).
~20005#3
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
200110#2
[CFF 3] Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaître. Rendezvous. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~20032#2
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20034#2
[MSHtn 1] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Dearga. Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Matt Heaton (guitar, vocals, bodhrán, dobro, electric guitar). For this tune: (F whistle).
~20072#3
[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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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Lynn's Delight
JMd 1, WFO 1
Baltimore Salute
VCJL
Western Lasses
CFF 3
Farewell to Ireland
MMlvy
F Stop
MSHtn 1
Good Morning to Your Nightcap
PttW
Played beforeOn Albums
King of the Clans
JMd 1, WFO 1
Farewell to Ireland
DOEI
Navvy on the Line
CFF 3
Father O'Grady's Visit to Bocca
MMlvy

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 #21 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #105 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 49 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 79 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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): 1974