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Tune ID#2110 (Fermanagh Highland)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fermanagh Highland about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A IA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Highland16D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fermanagh Highland / Moneymusk (1st in set Fermanagh Highland on A FTY) (compare Moneymusk #3269 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Bucks of Oranmore #241)
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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).
19933#1
[A IA] Altan. Island Angel. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
19937#1
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A IA.
~19931.5#1
~19967#2
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
~200711#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Micko Russell's
MOB
Played beforeOn Albums
Donegal Highland
A IA, A FTY, GL20
Primrose Lass
Hmdgr

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1993