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Tune ID#2164 (Îles de la Madeleine)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Îles de la Madeleine about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BBow 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
WaltzBb Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Îles de la Madeleine (according to an e-mail from Nicholas Hawes on 31 Aug. 2012, this tune was composed by the American fiddler Spade Cooley under the title Blue Jeans and Gingham, released in 1959) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to French-Canadian music.]
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19872#1
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).

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): 1987