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Tune ID#1781 (Sliabh Russell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sliabh Russell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sliabh Russell / Sliabh Ruiséal / Slieve Russell / Slieve Russel / Russell's Mountain / Coleman's Jig / Congress Jig (2nd in Bill the Weaver Set on BBow 4) (also in E Dorian)
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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).
~197314#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19814#1
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~199114#1
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19939#1
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
~199411#2
~199615#1
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes).
~199710#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. John McSherry (pipes).
19987#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Justin (C whistle).
19984#2
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tim (pipes).
~19993#2
[Lu 2] Lúnasa. Otherworld. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, viola), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Donogh Hennessy (guitar).
20014#3
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20018#1
[PK 4] Paddy Keenan, Tommy O'Sullivan. The Long Grazing Acre. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
20096#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~201111#2
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
20123#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
201213#2
[THny 2] Therese Honey. Summer's End. Therese Honey (harp).
~20133#2
[BHughes] Brian Hughes. The Beat of the Breath. Brian Hughes (whistle).
20156#2
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

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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 #28 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #45 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 107 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 184 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #118 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): 1973