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Tune ID#1719 (Salamanca)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Salamanca about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DC1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Salamanca, The / An Salamanca / Salamanca / The Salamanca Reel / Wild Salamanca / The Wild Salamanca / The Salamancha / The Salamango / Salamango / Salamander / The Salamander / The Tartan Plaid / The Maigue's Tide / The Coronation Reel / The Coronation
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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).
191513#1
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
192710#1
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
19292.18#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
192919#2
193118#3
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Siams Gaedheal Ceilidhe Band.
19466#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Moate Ceilidhe Band.
194812#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~195323#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Johnny Doherty (fiddle).
~19618#1
[SE 7] Séamus Ennis. Ceol, Scéalta agus Amhráin. Séamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~196715#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
197116#1
~19716#1
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
19741#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
197514#1
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals).
19751#1
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
~19769#1
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~197710#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C pipes).
~197810#2
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
198731#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
~198810#1
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
19909#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle).
~19963#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
~19978#3
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
~19982.5#1
~199813#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
~200010#1
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Donegal Traveler
PJConlon, OTUS2
Bunch of Keys
IDM 1
Last Night's Fun
Dbl
Drag Her around the Road
NaCnn 1
Colonel Fraser
KH
Played beforeOn Albums
Banshee
BB 1, BB 5, ESL 1
Lord Gordon's
SE 7, SE 4
Peter Street
WmMully
Roaring Mary
IDM 2
Green Groves of Erin
BC 3
Flood on the Holm
JD 3
Lucy Campbell
TP 2
Hand Me Down the Tackle
SE 6
Over the Moor to Maggie
NH 1
Trim the Velvet
MLIIA
Rainy Day
SWlsh 3
New-Mown Meadows
MDOF

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 #1348 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #603 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #134 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #209 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #39 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #146 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 32 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 123 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #47 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
On page 28 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #8 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 55 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 93 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #301 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #94 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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