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Tune ID#1838 (Maid in the Meadow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid in the Meadow 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 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maid in the Meadow, The / An Bhruinneall sa Mhóinéar / Maid in the Meadow / The Mist on the Meadow / The Stone in the Field / The Green Fields of America / Molly Brallaghan / Crags of Burren / An Chearc Fraoigh ar an bPortach / Grouse on the Bog / Jimmy O'Brien's Jig / Jimmy O'Brien's / Jackson's Wife to the Road / Cossey's Jigg / Copey's Jig / The Humours of Newtown / The Jolly Weaver / Pretty Maggie Morrissey (in set Buttermilk Mary on FBros; as Gan ainm / Seanphort Gan Ainm on JOCBM; 1st in set The Belburry Hills on ESL 1, which in turn is mislabeled as Miss McClouds Reels / Rolling the Rye Grass; 2nd in set The Piper's Chair on GCJR; 3rd in set Crags of the Burren on TCB 4) (also in A, also with a 3rd part) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Jimmy O'Brien's Jig #774 and with 1st part of reel Greenfields of America #775) (composed by Walker Jackson)
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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).
19266#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
19265#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
194513#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Moate Ceilidhe Band: Pepper Adamson (fiddle), Willie Jordan (fiddle), Mick Kincaid (fiddle), John Joe Gannon (accordion).
~19588#3
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
196613#2
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
~19749#3
[SE 3] Séamus Ennis. The Wandering Minstrel. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19772.6#1
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
19922.5#1
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~19924#2
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
19931.4#1
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~19975#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina).
~19982.9#1
~19981#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
199910#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).
~19992#3
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (B/F# concertina).
~200011#2
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
200111#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20011#3
[SBJM 1] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Ragairne (Revelling at Night). Seamus Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar). For this tune: (melodeon).
~20025#2
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
200616#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
20061#3
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
200614#3
[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).
20095#1
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (banjo).
20102#3
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).
20112#2
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
I Will If I Can
KCB 1, Trc, TCB 4
Piper's Chair
GCJR, MOR 2
Humours of Mullingar
WmMully
Buttermilk Mary
FBros
Jerry's Beaver Hat
IFM
Scully Casey's
BC 3
Walls of Liscarroll
SE 3
Trip to Athlone
CR 1
Geese in the Bog
MDOF
Banks of Newfoundland
SBJM 1
Paddy in London
BRny 2
Queen of the Fair
TAM
Tay in the Bog
MCnDMn
Hardiman's Fancy
PMcGl 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist on the Meadow
KoKerry, SDI 2, ESL 1
Sweet Biddy Daly
SDI 2, TMcCrthy
Wandering Minstrel
BC 3
Mooncoin
CR 1
Doberman's Wallet
JOCBM
Geese in the Bog
FDys
Bímís ag Ól
Hmmrs
Scatter the Mud
PMcGl 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 #61 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #214 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #44 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #103 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1926