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Tune ID#1659 (Whinny Hills of Leitrim)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Whinny Hills of Leitrim about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Whinny Hills of Leitrim, The / Whinny Hills of Leitrim / The Whinney Hills of Leitrim / Cnoic Aitinne Liatroma / Cnoic Aitinneacha Liatroma / Leitrim Town / Fisherman's / Redican's Mother / Máthair Uí Radagáin / Larry Redican's / Back of the Haggard / Colman's Lantern / Coleman's Lantern / The Black-Haired Girl / Ryan's (3rd in set Drowsey Maggie on Ch 4; 2nd in set Apples in Winter on Drv 1) (also in C) (compare 1st part with 2nd part of #4094 and with 1st part of Barony Jig #5447)
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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).
19282.3#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
~19731#3 (1:05)
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Michael Tubridy (flute).
197410#2
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
19766#1
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina). For this tune: Jack Coen (flute).
~19779#3
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. [Pride of Erin Ceili Band. Erroneously credited to:] Shaskeen.
~198110#1
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (B flute).
~19854#1
[TWR] Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O'Connell with Liz Carroll. There Were Roses. Mick Moloney (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar).
~199214#1
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet). For this tune: 1st time solo (fiddle).
~19921#2
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~199614#2
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
19985#4
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
~200014#2
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
20016#2
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (whistle).
20032#3
[LLses 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
~200810#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).
~20099#1
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).
~20109#2
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
~20106#3
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~201411#1
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).
~20156#2
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

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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 #54 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As slipjig #5 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As 8 (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #88 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As slipjig #11 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As slipjig #20 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1928