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Tune ID#1729 (Scholar)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scholar 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):
Scholar, The / An Scoláire / The Poor Scholar / An Scoláire Bocht / South Shore (also in A or C, also as hornpipe) (composed by James Hill)
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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).
19211.11#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
194215#1
197114#1
~197212#1
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
~19878#3
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~199214#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~199314#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
199415#3
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19979#1
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
~20022.1#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
~20081#2
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ormond Sound
FT
Old Bush
PMcG 1
Aran Waves
JDr 1
Bunch of Keys
TDeM
Played beforeOn Albums
Heather Breeze
TMacMn 1, MSCB
Bank of Ireland
GD
Mooncoin Reel
JCnly 1
Abbey Reel
NMllgn 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 #1640 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #867 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #41 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 91 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 46 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 56 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 94 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #304 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #15 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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