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Tune ID#234 (Broken Pledge)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Broken Pledge about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TMC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Broken Pledge, The / Broken Pledge / Kitty In The Lane (4th in set Captain O Kane on NNC 1) (also in E Dorian or D Major or D Mixolydian) (compare jig #4281)
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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).
19292.17#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: with Walter Lally (banjo).
196510#1
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
19682.23#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
~19682.9#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (flute), with Joe Burke (accordion), Donal Standún (banjo), Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~1974A.1#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~19761.3#1
[DD 2] De Danann. Selected Jigs Reels and Songs. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle), Charlie Piggot (banjo, melodeon, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki), Johnny Moynihan (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, harmonica), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
~197719#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19912#1
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
19922#3
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano).
19944#1
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19941#2
~19941#1
[SetFree] Tola Custy and Cyril O'Donoghue. Setting Free. Tola Custy (fiddle), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
19951#2
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~19961#1
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199617#1
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
~19963#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (D pipes).
19973#3
[MH 3] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. The Lonesome Touch. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
~199811#4
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
~20052.15#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Isaac Alderson (supposedly D flute).
~200710#4
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle).
20082#2
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp). For this tune: with Dave Marshall (banjo).
20116#2
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass).

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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 #1178 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #458 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 91 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #70 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 6 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 8 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #26 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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