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Tune ID#1909 (Tie the Bonnet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tie the Bonnet 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 2 (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):
Tie the Bonnet / Jenny, Tie the Bonnet / Jenny, Tie Your Bonnet / Jenny Tie Your Bonnet / Down with the Mail / The Rambler's Rest / Rambler's Rest / Upstairs in a Tent / The Highland Man Who Kissed His Grannie / The Green Gate (2nd in set The South Bend Reels on Scglen 3) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tie the Bonnet #4536)
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cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~196820#2
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Con Curtin, Edmond Murphy.
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19697#2
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~197011#2
[FD 1] Finbarr Dwyer. [Finbarr Dwyer. Irish Traditional Accordionist]. Disc 2 of of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19702.15#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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~19709#2
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
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197318#1
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19741#1
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Shaskeen.
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~19925#1
[Scglen 3] Scartaglen. Last Night's Fun. Irish Music in America. Kirk Lynch (pipes, whistle, etc.), Connie Dover (vocals, keyboards), Roger Landes (bouzouki etc.), Michael Dugger (fiddle etc.). For this tune: Kirk (pipes).
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~20025#1
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle). For this tune: (accordion), with Mike (flute).
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~20061#4
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion).
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~20093#3
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
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~20105#2
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).
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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 #1351 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1415 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #606 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #20 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 124 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 237 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #135 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #22 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #54 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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