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Tune ID#224 (Pride of the Bronx)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pride of the Bronx about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CronBrk (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pride of the Bronx, The / Údar Mórtais an Bronx / The Maid from the Bronx / Bríd Harpers [Bríd Harper's] / Bridge Harper's / McGreevy's Favorite / Kevin Coyne's / Matt Molloy's (also in in C or Bb) (tentatively credited to Johnny Cronin on PJHrn 1)
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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).
~1977A.5#2
[CronBrk] Johnny Cronin and Joe "Banjo" Burke. Cronin and Burke. Johnny Cronin (fiddle), Joe "Banjo" Burke (banjo). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~197815#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion), with Marcus Hernon (flute).
19925#1
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (Eb flute).
~199412#3
[Dnta 2] Déanta. Ready for the Storm. Mary Dillon (vocals), Deidre Havlin (flute, whistle), Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle), Eoghan O'Brien (harp, guitar), Kate O'Brien (fiddle, viola), Clódagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, chimes).
~19953#1
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina).
~19968#2
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán). For this tune: with Andy Davey (fiddle).
~20003#3
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
~200010#1
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
~20065#2
[LLses 3] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Enchanted Lady. Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle, mandola, banjo), Maureen Linane (accordion), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Martin Wynne's
CronBrk
Richard Dwyer's
PJHrn 1
Dash to Portobello
Dnta 2
Parcel of Land
SBw
Charlie Harris' Reel
MulcFam1
Green Grow the Rushes O
LLses 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Corner House
ScE
Hold the Reins
JW 1
Humours of Scarriff
OMBFMO

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 #23 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.

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): 1974