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Tune ID#1721 (Sandmount)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sandmount about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sandmount / The Sandmount / The Sandmount Reel / Sandy Mount / Sandymount / The Sandymount / The Sandpiper / Mick Hand's Reel / Mick Hand's / Ríl Mhícheáil Mhig Laithimh (1st in The Virginia Set on Drv 1, where it is mislabeled as Paddy O'Brien's, The Sandmont Reel) (also in G)
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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).
~19761.1#3
[DD 2] De Danann. Selected Jigs Reels and Songs. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle), Charlie Piggot (banjo, melodeon, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki), Johnny Moynihan (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, harmonica), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Frankie (fiddle).
~197912#1
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~198110#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19862.5#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle). For this tune: Donie (Eb flute).
~199210#1
[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).
199812#3
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Padraic Keane (fiddle), Darach Keane (low whistle).
~199817#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (accordion).
20021#2
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
~20044#3
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Castle Jig
DD 2
Molly Bán
KOS
Come West along the Road
MMulv 2
Road to Lisdoonvarna
JKn 5
Miss Susan Cooper
EGrs 1
Fair Wind
TTItself
Played beforeOn Albums
Flowers of Red Hill
DD 2
Reel of Mullinavat
MB 1
Virginia
Drv 1
Star of Munster
MMR 2
Boys of the Lough
EGrs 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 tune #29 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #170 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #45 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #377 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #303 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #142 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): 1975