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Tune ID#2008 (Miss Lyon's Fancy)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Lyon's Fancy 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 B (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Lyon's Fancy / Miss Lyons Fancy / Miss Lyons' Choice / Rogha Iníon Uí Liatháin / Rogha Iníon Uí Laighin / Miss Lyon's / Up against the Buachalawns / Up against the Boughalauns / Up Against The Boughhalauns / Early Breakfast / Boil the Breakfast Early / Réitigh Bricfeasta Moch / Over the Hill / Thar an gCnoc / Sonny Brogan's Favourite / Sonny Brogan's Favorite / Sunny Brogan's Favorite / Sonny Brogan's Fancy / Rogha Shonaí Uí Bhrógáin / The Limerick Lassies / The Knocknagree Reel / The Green Hills of Kerry / Tommy Peoples' (2nd in set Up against the Buachalawns on Ch B; 1st in set The Green Mountain on Drv 1 and Drv 4) (also in G)
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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).
19251.17#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin).
~19798#2
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
~198011#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
~19823#1
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
19836#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
198513#1
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
~19926#1
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~199313#1
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Kevin (fiddle).
199714#1
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
19971.14#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
199710#2
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Crawford (flute).
199812#1
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Padraic Keane (fiddle).
19989#1 (0:41)
[JKn 6] James Keane and Friends. Live in Dublin. James Keane (accordion).
19994#2
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
20001.16#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. The Naomh Pádraig Céilí Band.
~200016#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (banjo).
~200017#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp). For this tune: 1st time Brian (banjo).
~20047#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
20068#1
[NNW] Eliot Grasso and Dave Cory. North-by-NorthWest. Eliot Grasso (pipes, flute), Dave Cory (banjo, guitar, octave mandolin).
~20077#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
201115#2
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
~20148#1
[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C flute).
~201511#2
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Larry Redican's Reel
Ch B
Newtown Bridge
MMlny 2
Sweeney's Buttermilk
JDr 3
Mary McMahon
MH 4
Caher Rua
OMBFMO
Sonny's Mazurka
JigUp
High Road to Glin
JPmpls
Played beforeOn Albums
New-Mown Meadows
Kn, JCnly 3, TAM, JigUp
Drunken Landlady
TP 4, Shskn 6
Siobhán O'Donnell's
Drv 1, Drv 4
Road to Lisdoonvarna
JKn 6, JKn 5
Scotch Mary
JMcK
Glass of Beer
Ch B
I Wish I Never Saw You
FG 2
Flowing Bowl
OAces
Ewe Reel
JDr 3
Aughacashel
LaL
Dairy Maid
MulcFam1
Pinch of Snuff
NNW
O'Reilly's Greyhound
LoMulc 1

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 #103 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #158 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As reel #31 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #267 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #218 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): 1925