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Tune ID#2002 (Lisheen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lisheen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SatG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lisheen, The / The Lisheen Slide / Lisheen Slide / Johnny O'Leary's (2nd in set Lisheen Slides on JJK; 2nd in set Kings of Kerry on BgCn)
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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).
~196920#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~19731#2
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle). For this tune: with Michael Crehan (pipes), Michael Gavin (flute).
~19962#2
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
199814#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~20155#2
[RskaHll] Éamonn O'Riordan, Tony O'Connell. Rooska Hill. Éamonn O'Riordan (Eb flute), Tony O'Connell (C#/G# concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Star above the Garter
SatG, JJK, Chlr 1, RskaHll
An Chóisir
BgCn
Played beforeOn Albums
Denis O'Keeffe's
BgCn

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 #64 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As slide #9 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As other #11 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As slide #16 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): 1969