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Tune ID#1492 (Over the Moor to Maggie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Over the Moor to Maggie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WC 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):
Over the Moor to Maggie / Over Moor to Maggie / Over the Moors to Maggie / Trasna an Réisc go Mairéidín / Over the Moon to Maggie / The Green Meadow / Down the Meadow / Kitty's Wedding / Peggy's Wedding / The Hag's / The Mayo Lasses / The Old Maids of Galway / The Humours of Fairymount / The Rakes of Killevan / The Smoky House / Swallow's Tail / Paddy's Gone to France / Rogha an Fhile / The Ballina Lass / An Old Reel (2nd in set The Temple House Reel on FidDel; 1st in set Roscommon Reels on JMcK and on OTUS2; 1st in medley Rogha-An-Fhile / Poets Choice on IFM; 3rd in set The Trucks of Bohermore on RT 2) (also in A or C; often without 3rd part)
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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).
19163#2
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
~19222.21#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (F flute).
~192312#1
19289#2
192921#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Treasa Ni Ailpin (fiddle), unidentified (fiddle).
193120#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Irish Big Four: presumably Mike Flanagan (banjo), Joe Flanagan (melodeon), unknown (clarinet).
~19562#1
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Stephen Rainey (fiddle).
~19672#2
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~19801.1#1
[Oisn 3] Oisín. Over the Moor to Maggie. Gerry Phelan (flute, whistle), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Brein MacDonagh [sic for:] Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Tom MacDonagh [sic for:] Tom McDonagh (bouzouki, guitar), Mick Davis (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Gerry (whistle).
19862#1
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
~198810#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
19922.3#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~19923#1
~19953#2
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~199612#1
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
19971#3
[RT 2] Reeltime. Live It Up. Máirin Fahy (fiddle, vocals), Éilís Egan (accordion), Luke Daniels (accordion), Chris Kelly (guitar, vocals), John Flatley (keyboards, vocals), Yvonne Fahy (percussion).
200021#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle). For this tune: with Dermot Kearney (banjo).
20021.5#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes).
~20028#2
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C concertina), (C pipes).
~200413#1
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
200713#3
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Dympna O'Sullivan (concertina), Peter Laban (C pipes), Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Josephine Marsh (fiddle).
200910#2
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Templehouse
FidDel, WC 1, KHys 2
Once in a Blue Moose
KCThtr, CaBrdg
Bonnie Kate
JKm
Cuckoo's Nest
OTUS2
Salamanca
NH 1
Coleman's Cross
CDrny 3
MacArthur Road
RT 2
Tarbolton
DMeehan
Green Gates
Hmmrs
Played beforeOn Albums
Big Pat's Reel
JMcK, OTUS2
Star of Munster
JKm, Rnys
Morning Star
IFM
Bird in the Bush
Oisn 3
Dowd's No. 9
TJC
Chicago Reel
NH 1
Fred Finn's
MMM
Wind that Shakes the Barley
CDrny 3
Lucky in Love
GOh
Bush in Bloom
OHrth
Crossing the Shannon
Hmmrs

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 #786 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #40 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #120 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 21 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #56 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 53 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 80-81 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #256 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 74 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1907