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Tune ID#2050 (Western)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Western about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Western, The / The Western Hornpipe / Mountain Stream / The Athlone / The Tara Brooch / Six O'Clock / Paddy Killoran's / McIntyre's / Paddy O'Brien's Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Phádraig Uí Bhriain / Bobby Gardiner's (2nd in set Shooglenifty Hornpipe on CBdts 2)
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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).
19272.17#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
193914#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
~19623#2
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
~197213#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~198113#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: James Kelly.
199212#2
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (accordion), Gerry (fiddle).
~19927#3
[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).
~19968#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
~19994#2
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Yvonne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Stage
MC, KOS
Swan
BG 1
Wily Old Bachelor
BHCMoher
Thomond Bridge
ScE
Galway Bay
CR 1
High Level
JB 4
Shooglenifty Hornpipe
CBdts 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Parker's Fancy
HG

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.
On page 124 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #70 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On pages 34, 48, 62 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.
As tune #217 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As hp #21 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As hp #57 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): 1927