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Tune ID#150 (Bill Malley's Barndance)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill Malley's Barndance about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MH 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Barn danceG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bill Malley's Barndance / Joe Bane's Polka / Ballina Barndance (also in F or D) (as polka on FlgMem)
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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).
19941#1
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~20086#3
[Boh 5] Bohola. Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, backing vocals, foot), Pat Broaders (vocals, bouzar, dordan).
~20118#1
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fare Thee Well Old Ireland
Boh 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Kilnamona Barn Dance
MH 2
Humours of Westport
Boh 5
Girl I Left Behind Me
FlgMem

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): 1994