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Tune ID#1828 (Standing Abbey)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Standing Abbey 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 ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Standing Abbey, The / Standing Abbey / The Kingston / Kingstown Hornpipe / Ricks Hornpipe (mislabeled as 2nd in set The Bantry on EMlny) (also in F)
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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).
194010#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~19641.9#2
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19739#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19897#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (Bb flute).
~19896#2
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
19994#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: Gerdie (concertina).
~20159#2
[RskaHll] Éamonn O'Riordan, Tony O'Connell. Rooska Hill. Éamonn O'Riordan (Eb flute), Tony O'Connell (C#/G# concertina). For this tune: Éamonn (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fisher's Hornpipe
SE 6
Ben Hill
EMlny
Flaherty's Hornpipe
BlaMrl
Buck from the Mountain
GdMxr
McMahon's
GCJR
Junior Crehan's
RskaHll
Played beforeOn Albums
Stack of Barley
SE 2
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
RskaHll

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 #210 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #95 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [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): 1927