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Tune ID#225 (Bride's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bride's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bride's Favourite, The / Rogha Na Brídeoige / Brides Favourite / Barness Gap / King of the Pipers (also as march, singled)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
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[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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~199313#1 (0:48)
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
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[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
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[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Peter Molloy (flute).
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[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán).
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[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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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 #60 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #37 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #15 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #198 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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): 1959