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Tune ID#1542 (Palm Sunday)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Palm Sunday about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ev (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Palm Sunday / Scully Casey's (1st in set Scully's on Lu 3; 1st in set The Sunday Feast Jigs on MMcAly 2) (also as double jig)
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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).
~19799#1
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~20019#1
[Lu 3] Lúnasa. The Merry Sisters of Fate. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass). For this tune: Kevin Crawford (flute).
20027#2
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
200211#2
[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, vocals). For this tune: Éamonn de Barra (piano).
~20022#1
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (flute), John (pipes).
~20164#1
[MMcAly 2] Mick McAuley. Highs and Bellows. Mick McAuley (accordion, vocals, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Blarney Pilgrim
EGrs 1
Black Rogue
Sld 2
Played beforeOn Albums
An Seanduine Dóite
Ev
Dusty Miller
Lu 3
Gaelic Roots
EGrs 1
Mrs. O'Sullivan's Jig
Sld 2
Willie Clancy's
AFL
Peter Byrnes Fancy
MMcAly 2

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 #829 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #93 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 30 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903