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Tune ID#2184 (Gardener's Daughter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gardener's Daughter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FONC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gardener's Daughter, The / The Gardner's Daughter / The Maid in the Cherry Tree / Paddy Killoran's (also in Mixolydian) (the setting in book R book has a noticeably different 2nd part) (compare Dúlamán na Binne Buidhe #368, especially in the 1st part; compare Flowers of Red Hill #649 and O'Reilly's Greyhound #1783, both especially in the 2nd part; compare 1st part with 1st part of Laccaroe #2508)
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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).
~19041.5#2
~200915#1
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Brian the Brave
FONC
Played beforeOn Albums
Merry Harriers
DubMMe

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 #1538 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #754 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #135 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 159 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903