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Tune ID#1732 (Scotch Mary)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scotch Mary 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 B (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):
Scotch Mary / Scots Mary / Máire Albanach / Irish Molly / Knocknagow / The Knocknagow / The Knocknagow Reel / Knocknagow Reel / Máire na Sop / Mary O'Wisp / Ríl Bhaile na Finne / The Fintown Reel / My Love Is Far Away (1st in set Scotch Mary Medley on IDM 1; 2nd in set Boil the Breakfast Early on Ch B; 3rd in set Rayleen's Reel on CTL 5; 3rd in set The Scalloway Lasses on Nms 2) (also doubled, also in Mixolydian, also with 3rd part by John Doherty; with Doherty's 3rd part as 1st part on Nms 2) (compare as highland #3162; compare Tom Keane's #4433, Eddie Duffy's Favourite #3567 and compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Grand Canal #759)
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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).
~19041.16#1
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes), James Early (pipes), John McFadden (fiddle).
~19041.9#2
19191#2
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
191914#2
19251.17#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), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin).
192512#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Joe Flanagan (accordion).
193113#1
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players.
193117#1
19385#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Frank O'Higgins (fiddle).
194116#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Lough Gill Quartette: John Cawley (flute), Sarah Hobbs (fiddle), Sonny Brogan (accordion), Bill Harte (accordion).
~197410#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~19791#2
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle). For this tune: 1st time, 1st part Paddy Moloney (pipes).
~19938#1
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
~19961#3
[Nms 2] Nomos. Set You Free. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboards), Vince Milne (fiddle), Gerry McKee (bouzouki), Frank Torpey (bodhrán), John Spillane (vocals, guitar, bass guitar).
~199612#3
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar).
199712#2
[A RS] Altan. Runaway Sunday. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
19991#3
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
199914#3
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie (concertina).
19997#2
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).
200111#3
[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: (flute).
~20028#2
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: Peter O'Loughlin (Eb flute), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle).
200317#2
[Mona] Live at Mona's. Eamon O'Leary (banjo), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Dana Lyn (fiddle), Brian Holleran (flute).
200611#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).

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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 #1510 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #729 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 34 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 153 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 168 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #131 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 55 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 #305 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): 1903