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Tune ID#214 (Braes of Busby)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Braes of Busby about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Reel32G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Braes of Busby, The / Malaí Bhusby (also all 3 parts doubled or all 3 parts singled) (compare Colonel Fraser #360)
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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).
~197811#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~200210#1
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Paul McSherry (guitar).
~20048#2
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: Willie (fiddle).
~200913#3
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute). For this tune: (C flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cormac O'Lunny's
MRaf
John Egan's Reel
JWynn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Colonel Fraser
SE 5
Phyllis's Birthday
AFL

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 #48 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [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): 1971