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Tune ID#2352 (Coach Road to Sligo)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Coach Road to Sligo about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Coach Road to Sligo, The / The Coachroad to Sligo / Bóthar an Chóiste go Sligeach / Maid Coach Road to Sligo / The Blackthorn Stick / Black Thornstick / An Draighean Donn / The Humors of Bantry / The Humours of Bantry / Fire in the Mountains / The Fire on the Mountains / Fire on the Mountain / The Hare on the Mountain / The Rose on the Mountain / Fire in the Valley / Billy Patterson / Boys of Bockhill / Boys of Rockhill / Arthur McBride / The Catholic Boys / The Eagle's Nest / The Maid at the Well / The Maid on the Green / Welcome Home, Royal Charlie (also in A)
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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).
192922#1
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
19368#2
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
~19716#2
197813#2
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo).
~199212#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
~19961.4#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~19988#2
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
~19994#2
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Bb whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Luckpenny
BtB
Killavil Jig
ST BST
Maloney's Wife
KKgn
Rose in the Heather
PMcG 1
Woods of Old Limerick
MISD 6
Bryan O'Lynn
JMcE
Trip to Athlone
CODnl 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Hearty Boys of Ballymote
FBros
Lep the Table
MISD 6

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 #711 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #13 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #101 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #3 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #5 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 71 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On pages 28, 42, 56 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.
As jig #42 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #327 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 125 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #7 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #43 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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