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Tune ID#2341 (Up Leitrim)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Up Leitrim about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 2 (1st time) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Up Leitrim / Up Leitrim! / Up with Leitrim / Clancy's Dream / Clancy's / John McKenna's / Port Sheáin Mhic Cionnaith (1st and last in set Up Leitrim on FG 2; 3rd in set John McKenna's Jigs on PS 2; 3rd in set McKenna's Jigs on PS 7; 1st in set Up Leitrim! on WFO 3; 3rd in set I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her on Drv 2; 3rd in set I Buried Me Wife and Danced on Top of Her on Drv 4) (also reversed parts; also in A; also 2nd part or both parts doubled, also described as a slide) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Bernie Cunnion's Favourite #6918)
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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).
19282.3#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
19835#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
19835#3 (1:39)
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19881#3
[PS 2] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. 2, Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle, backing vocals), Jackie Daly (accordion, backing vocals), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, mandola, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~19956#3
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~19961.2#3
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
19972.7#3
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
19981#3
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~20003#3
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
200314#3
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
20052.3#3
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Mick Mulvey (flute).
20098#3
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: with (flute), Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~20097#3
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
~20111#3
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).
20127#1
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
20122#3
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
McKenna's
PS 2, MISD 6, PS 7, JLavelle
Andy De Jarlis
Drv 2, Drv 4
John McKenna's
FG 2
Up Sligo
Tda 2
Munster Jig
WFO 3
Mick Quinn's
DPss 2
An Buachaillín Bán
MulcFam3
Gallant Boys of Tipperary
JCtBRn
Pipe on the Hob
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
John McKenna's
FG 2, WFO 3
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
JMcK
A Tune for Bernie
CtNGn

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 jig #214 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #20 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1928