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Tune ID#1561 (Peach Blossoms)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Peach Blossoms about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MvC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Barn dance48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Peach Blossoms, The / Peach Blossoms / Bláth na Péitseoige / Donegal Barn Dance (compare 1st part with 1st part of #5184)
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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).
~19875#3
[Boys 13] Boys of the Lough. Farewell and Remember Me. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano, bodhrán, mandolin, fiddle).
~1989A.3#2
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello). For this tune: Martin (fiddle), Christine (concertina).
19941#2
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
~20071.5#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Angus Polka No. 2
Boys 13
Glenbeigh
Bx
Dances at Kinvara
MvC 1

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 5 (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.
As misc #29 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1935